Reading Accelerator



Reading is essential to mastering most school subjects including English, history science and even maths because students need reading skills to understand the math problem. The better you can read the more success you will have in school.

 

 

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Reading is essential to mastering most school subjects including English, history science and even maths because students need reading skills to understand the math problems
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the better you can read the more success you will have its cool
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and in later life reading accelerated by fast forward
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works on all the skills needed to improve reading from basic decoding have
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sounds in words
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to vocabulary spilling grammar and comprehension
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it also builds the student’s ability to focus and pay attention
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the exercises are done online at school or home
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and a cleverly disguised to look like computer games so that students find
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them fun
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and a highly motivated to complete the necessary 30 minutes per day
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five days per week until the program is complete
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most students complete their reading program in six to nine weeks
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reading accelerated by fast forward has programs for all ages
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and reading abilities from preschool to early readers
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right through to advanced reading had final high school years and beyond
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learn fast the Australian company that provides the links already programs
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makes sure that your students get the right level program
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based on this school grade and reading ability
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the programs have been used by thousands of Australian students
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as well as students in many countries around the world each student works
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through the exercises at their own pace
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if the student is finding them too hard the exercises become easier until the
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student masters them
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if the exercises are too easy they automatically adjusted to be a little
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harder
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so the student is kept at the right level for best learning while being
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continuously motivated by the degree of challenge
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let’s look at a sample of the exercises
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the packing peak exercise teachers let a recognition
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students listened to a letter being spoken and then have to select the
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correct letter
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for the peak to pack
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the baby bags exercise in reading one
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ask students to match the ending sounds of words to pictures
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that have the same sending and lap kid
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hold have zone in reading three requires
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students to rate sentences and short paragraphs and then fill in the correct
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word
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in reading four the Goethe quotes exercise requires
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students to read a sentence and then choose the sentence below that
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communicates the same message
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but uses different words and phrases
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noticed that after the exercises are done each time the students points are recorded a very motivating way to keep track of progress

Real time data



As we begin to develop Fast ForWord, we quickly realize that using computer based exercise gave us a tremendous opportunity to capture real time data about individual student performance.

 

So, what we did is set about designing tools that educators could use to identify precise areas of student strengths and weaknesses, so that they could target their classroom strategies to those specific needs