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English Language Arts, Grade 8

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Study Guide Reading Rate English Language Arts, Grade 8

READING RATE What is Reading Rate? Reading rate is the speed at which a person reads a particular text. A person needs to determine the purpose for reading before he/she chooses a reading rate. Purposes of Reading Scanning: reading to find a specific fact or detail Skimming: reading to get an overview of the text Reading for comprehension: demands careful, thoughtful reading from the student, and rereading may be required Reading for enjoyment: may be done quickly, and rereading is not usually required Try This! 1] What rate of reading is being described? The student carefully rereads a chapter in his science book before a test. a] scanning b] skimming c] reading for comprehension d] reading for enjoyment 2] What rate of reading is being described? The student enjoys reading the most recent Harry Potter book. a] scanning b] skimming c] reading for comprehension d] reading for enjoyment 3] Choose the appropriate reading rate for: finding the middle initial of President Franklin Roosevelt. a] scanning b] skimming c] reading for comprehension d] reading for enjoyment 4] Choose the appropriate reading rate for: quickly reviewing vocabulary before closing your Spanish notebook. a] scanning b] skimming c] reading for comprehension d] reading for enjoyment © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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