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Is Re-Reading Good? Maybe Not!

Students spend many hours re-reading information in the hope of understanding and comprehending what the reading says. For many students re-reading is a waste of time.

If a student does not comprehend information on the first read, chances are the second, and third read will not produce any more understanding. Why? The student is using the same method of reading each time the piece is read. Nothing is done differently, therefore there is no greater understanding.

A student should read a selection by paragraph. The student stops at the end of a paragraph and then is able to tell in his or her own words the information that was just read. This paragraph by paragraph reading comprehension will give the student an excellent understanding of what has been read.

Have a student struggling with reading comprehension? Get immediate help. Contact Beth Silver at or 310-720-0390.

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