Sections on 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
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 20 percent
of adults cannot read a newspaper. Those adults struggle to find employment,
usually have lower incomes and lower quality jobs, and more stress in their lives.
Fortunately, there are a variety of innovative programs to try to address this
The concept of reading might seem simple to people who have been reading for
years, but it is 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 break down
the specific steps that people go through in order to actually accomplish effective
reading, and mention the five key components of effective 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
of Different Types of Reading
Types of Reading
Most Essential Reading Skills Your Students Need
3: Reading Efficiently: The Sub-Skills of 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 further on below about
comprehension and vocabulary.
Based on the results of that test, you might consider the many suggestions
in the following section.
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.
Pleasurable Ways to Improve Your Reading Ability
Are the Skills in Reading?
Techniques for Building Reading Skills in Any Subject
Your Reading Skills
Reading English Hard? How to Improve English Reading with 8 Easy Steps
guide: How to improve your English by reading simple books
Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes
I Learned to Read 300 Percent Faster in 20 Minutes
Speed Reading Hacks:
How to Triple Your Reading Speed While Improving 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 interpret
what the writer or speaker is intending to convey.
The Goal of Reading
Essential Skills for Reading Comprehension
to Improve Reading Comprehension: 8 Expert Tips
to Improve Your Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension Strategies All Students Need
Your Reading Comprehension Skills in College
for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills
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 the writer is intending to convey. The term “vocabulary” is sometimes
used interchangeably with the term “lexicon“.
Test Your Vocabulary
Ways to Improve and Expand Your Vocabulary:
Seven Tips for Learning New Words
Ways to Improve Your Writing Vocabulary
Strategies to Improve Your Vocabulary
Up: How to Improve and Enlarge Your Vocabulary
Is How To Sound Smarter By Improving Your Vocabulary
Websites to Super Charge Your English Vocabulary
to Build English Vocabulary 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
SkillsShare courses about
Alison’s free training
Resources for Free Reading and Adult Literacy Education Online
to Read, Write and Spell – Free
Online English Courses for Adults
We All Can Read
The following resources provide a broad overview of the concept of reading.
Learn More in the Library’s Blog Related to Reading Skills
In addition to the articles on this current page, see the following blog. Scan
down the blog’s page to see various posts. Also, see the section “Recent Blog
Posts” in the sidebar of the blog or click on “next” near the bottom of a post
in the blog.
For the Category of Personal Development:
To round out your knowledge of this Library topic, you may want to review some related topics, available from the link below. Each of the related topics includes free, online resources.
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