Online Resources to Develop Reading Skills

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    Online Resources to Develop Reading Skills

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    Sections in This Topic Include

    What is Reading?
    Types of Reading
    Skills Needed in Reading
    Test – What is Your Reading Level?
    How to Improve Your Reading Skills
    How to Improve Your Comprehension
    How to Improve Your Vocabulary
    Free Trainings
    General Resources


    According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 20 percent
    of adults cannot read a newspaper. Those adults struggle to find employments,
    usually have lower incomes and lower quality jobs and more stress in their lives.
    Fortunately, there are a variety of innovative programs to try address this
    national crisis.

    What is Reading?

    The concept of reading might seem simple to people who have been reading for
    years, but it still useful to read a definition to get more clarity on what
    it is that you might have been doing for years. These links also breaks down
    the specific steps that people go through in order to actually accomplish effective
    reading, and mention the five key components for effective reading.

    What is Reading?
    (for children but useful to adults)
    Five
    Components of Reading
    What
    is Reading?
    What is Reading?

    Types of Reading

    There are numerous types of reading, for example, intensive, scanning and skimming.
    There are also different perspectives on the types of reading. However, all
    types require the basic ability to discern the meaning of words.

    Types of Reading
    Explanation
    of Different Types of Reading
    Five
    Types of Reading
    3
    Most Essential Reading Skills Your Students Need
    Types
    of Reading
    Unit
    3: Reading Efficiently: The Sub-Skills of Reading

    Skills Needed in Reading

    Remember that skills are developed from practicing what you know. You might
    consider starting a networking group to share support and accountabilities to
    develop skills in reading. Be sure to see the topics farther on below about
    comprehension and vocabulary.

    Reading
    Skills Pyramid
    What
    Are the Skills Needed for Reading?
    What
    Are Reading Skills? –They’re Not (Only) What You Think

    Test – What is Your Reading Level?

    What Reading Level
    Are You?

    Based on the results of that test, you might consider the many suggestions
    in the following section.

    How to Improve Your Reading
    Skills

    It is not enough just to get new information about reading. Keep in mind that
    skills are developed by practice. The information in some of the following articles
    overlaps. You might interpret that information to be the “core” practices
    needed in improving your reading skills.

    7
    Pleasurable Ways to Improve Your Reading Ability
    What
    Are the Skills in Reading?
    6
    Techniques for Building Reading Skills in Any Subject
    Improving
    Your Reading Skills
    Improving Your
    Reading Ability
    Is
    Reading English Hard? How to Improve English Reading with 8 Easy Steps
    5-step
    guide: How to improve your English by reading simple books
    Scientific
    Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes
    How
    I Learned to Read 300 Percent Faster in 20 Minutes
    Speed Reading Hacks:
    How to Triple Your Reading Speed While Improving Your Comprehension

    How to Improve Your Comprehension

    Comprehension is being able to understand what you are reading or hearing from
    someone. That requires you to listen to what is being conveyed and to interpret
    what the writing or speaker is intending to convey.

    Comprehension:
    The Goal of Reading
    6
    Essential Skills for Reading Comprehension
    Improving
    Reading Comprehension

    Meaning
    of Comprehension
    How
    to Improve Reading Comprehension: 8 Expert Tips
    How
    to Improve Your Reading Comprehension
    10
    Reading Comprehension Strategies All Students Need
    Improving
    Your Reading Comprehension Skills in College
    Strategies
    for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills
    10
    Effective Ways of Improving Reading Comprehension in Your Learners

    Also consider
    Interpersonal
    Skills

    How to Improve Your Vocabulary

    Vocabulary is the collection of words conveyed by a person or in writing in
    order to communicate with the reader or listener. The more words that you understand
    in your personal vocabulary, the more effectively you will comprehend what the
    speak or writer is intending to convey. The term “vocabulary” is sometimes
    used interchangeably with the term “lexicon”.

    Test Your Vocabulary
    Easy
    Ways to Improve and Expand Your Vocabulary:
    Seven Tips for Learning New Words
    25
    Ways to Improve Your Writing Vocabulary
    10 Sure-Fire
    Strategies to Improve Your Vocabulary
    Word
    Up: How to Improve and Enlarge Your Vocabulary
    This
    Is How To Sound Smarter By Improving Your Vocabulary
    16
    Websites to Super Charge Your English Vocabulary
    Games
    to Build English Vocabulary Skills

    Also consider
    Dictionaries
    Glossaries
    Language
    Translation

    Free Trainings About Reading Skills

    Be sure to see the link in the sidebar about forming your own study group in
    which you can share support and accountabilities to undertake some of the following
    free trainings.

    SkillsShare courses about
    reading skills
    University of
    Reading
    Alison’s free trainings
    GCF Global
    5
    Resources for Free Reading and Adult Literacy Education Online
    Learn
    to Read, Write and Spell – Free
    Free
    Online English Courses for Adults
    We All Can Read

    General Resources About Reading Skills

    The following resources provide a broad overview of the concept of reading.

    What is Reading?
    Reading (Wikipedia)
    Reading
    Matters: What is Reading?
    On Reading, Learning
    to Read, and Effective Reading Instruction: An Overview of What We Know and
    How We Know It


    Also consider
    Personal
    Development

    Personal
    Productivity

    Personal Wellness
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