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   Improving Your Reading Skills DVD
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    Description: Knowing how to get the most out of reading assignments is one of the keys to academic success. Students will learn useful strategies that will help them to retain more of what they read.
    Price: $79.95
    Copyright: ©2004
    Format: 1 DVD
    Length:16 minutes
    UPC:69394 0172335
    Learning Objectives: 1) Students will learn how to prepare their minds for reading.
    2) Students will learn how to determine what their reading objectives should be.
    3) Students will learn how to schedule reading sessions to match their attention spans.
    4) Organizational methods commonly used by authors will be discussed.
    5) Students will learn how to read actively.
    6) Students will learn how to remember what they've read.

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    "Many students needlessly struggle through school because they do not know how to read effectively when studying. This marvelously organized video presents a clear, concise plan for student reading success. Thomas Soare's narration is authoritative and warm. The program is divided into six sections: Preparing Your Mind for Reading, Determining Your Reading Objective, Schedule Reading to Match Your Attention Span, Learn to Recognize Organizational Methods, Learn to Read Actively, and After You've Finished Reading. Much of the content is a slight reworking of the SQ3R method and other study and organizational tips. Preparing to Read explains why studying on a bed or in a comfortable chair is not a good idea. Reading to Match Your Attention Span makes students aware that studying should be done only as long as they are able to absorb the information. Schedule Your Reading to Match Your Attention Span demonstrates how to measure the length of your attention span and optimize study time by taking short breaks. Racially diverse students demonstrate the techniques described. On occasion, the background music, "The Peer Gynt Suite," distracts viewers from the narration. this production could be used in classrooms and media centers by groups or individual students. While reading skills are specifically addressed, it is actually a neat little presentation on how to study in general."
    SOURCE: School Library Journal, December 2000 Issue
    AUTHOR: Michael C. Brown, Greenbelt Middle School, MD
    Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright
    By Cahners Business Information
    A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Special Features:
    Region Free

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