ReadOasis Step 1
How do you do big, easy reading? Well first, what is “easy”? Here’s where people make a big mistake. They think knowing 70% or 80% of the words in a story is easy. But in just 4 pages, 80% = 200 unknown words! That’s way too hard! The magic number is 95-98%. Knowing 98% of the words = 20 unknown words in 4 pages. Think 3-5 unknown words on 1 page. That’s the easy part. But what’s the “big” part?
Read a lot! For example, Mary reads 20 minutes every day. Her reading speed is 150 words a minute. That’s 3,000 words a day, 21,000 words a week. In 15 weeks, she reads over 300,000 words. The science says, after 300,000, Mary gets real results. She improves all her language skills. If she reads 3,000,000 words, she gets the same results as 1 year of study abroad. That’s amazing! You too can do big, easy reading. Read lots of good books at your level. Remember: It’s enjoyable!
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