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Read in phrases rather than word by word.
                              Don't point at each word while you read.  Practice reading  n   phrases-groups of words
                              that go together.
                              Engage your imagination.

                              Good readers visualize what they are reading. They create a movie  n   their head of the
                              story they are reading. As you read, try sharing with a partner the kinds of pictures that
                              you  create i n   your  i n d .
                              Avoid subvocalization.

                              Subvocalization means  u ietly saying the words as you  read. You might be whispering
                              the words or just silently saying them  n   your mind. Your eyes and brain can read much
                              faster than you can speak. If you subvoca i ze, you can only read as fast as you can
                              say the words. As you read,  place your finger on your  i p s or your throat. Do you feel
                              movement? If so, you are subvocaliz n g .   Practice reading without moving your  i p s.
                              Don't worry about understanding every word.
                              Sometimes, as readers, we think we must understand the meaning of everything that
                              we read.  It isn't always necessary to understand every word  i n   a passage  n   order to
                              u n derstand the meaning of the  passage as a whole. Instead of  n terrupting yo r   reading
                              to find the meaning of a new word, circle the word and come back to it after you have
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                              Enjoy your reading.
                              Your enjoyment of reading will develop over time. Perhaps today you do not l i k e to read
                              i n   English, but as you  read more, you  should see a change in  yo r   attitude. The more
                              you  read  i n   English, the easier it will become. You will find yourself looking forward to
                              Read as much as you can.

                              The best tip to fo l ow to become a more fluent reader is to read whenever and
                              wherever you can. Good readers read a lot. They read many  i fferent kinds of material:
                              newspapers, magazines, textbooks, websites, and graded readers. T o   practice this, keep
                              a reading journal.  Every day,  make a l i st of the kinds of things you read during the day
                              and how long you  read each for.  If you  want to become a more fluent reader, read more!

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