Professor: Instruct students to slow down when reading

06/21/2010 | Yahoo!

A New Hampshire professor is encouraging schools to support "slow reading" to help students better understand and enjoy reading. "You see schools where reading is turned into a race, you see kids on the stopwatch to see how many words they can read in a minute," Thomas Newkirk said. "That tells students a story about what reading is. It tells students to be fast is to be good." In his own classroom, Newkirk has students read aloud and memorize text to avoid quickly scanning the pages as they might online.

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