Speed Reading Camp for Younger Students (Ages 10-14)

Rachel Schaus, BA, BS, MEd, DRS
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(260)
In this 5-session speed reading camp, students will be taught speed reading skills with increased comprehension techniques.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Students will improve their reading speed and comprehension by at least 20% to 30% above their starting base rate. (Often students will begin around 150wpm, and increase to 350, 400wpm, 600 wpm, or more). They will learn when to use this skill and when to read at a slower pace. They will learn skills to maintain high levels of comprehension and retention as they increase their reading speed. They will learn three major strategies to improve their reading comprehension. Trained readers are smart readers, and they know when to speed up and when to slow down. 
Homework Offered
Speed Reading is a skill that requires practice. Students who do best commit to practicing speed reading 10 minutes a day during this course and after this course for the following 3-6 months to "cement" this skill in their reading habits and increase their speed with the long-term goal of up to 1000 wpm for certain types of reading. First create your habits, then your habits create you!
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
They will be assessed by timing their reading of the week, with 5 assessments during the week to mark their progress. They will be informally assessed on comprehension. Parents will receive a written report detailing their progress.
Grades Offered
1. One or more chapter books at or below grade/reading level. A book that lays flat is best, books the student has not read before are ideal. NO DIGITAL BOOKS, NO CARTOON BOOKS, NO POETRY BOOKS! 
2. Pencil or pen 
3. Note book to take a few notes and keep track of their WPM/words per minute through the week. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Meet the teacher

Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(260)
I've been teaching online for four years and LOVE it and the fact that through technology, I can help students get excited about reading and studyingI have a Doctorate of Religious Studies (DRS), a Master in Educational Leadership (MEd), a... 
Group Class


for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
30 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(222)
Completed by 1256 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-14
3-12 learners per class

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