Does Speed Reading Work? An English Class Activity

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Ready to challenge or engage your students with REAL action research on topics they care about?

This activity, “Does Speed Reading Work?”, comes from a bundle of 4 real-world inquiry projects for English class . They are NOT formal experiments and lab reports, but they mimic the scientific process of gathering background knowledge, identifying opinions or hypotheses, taking steps to “experiment” with the topic in some way, and reflecting on the results.

In this activity, students try to conclude whether or not speed reading actually works by testing out apps and websites that claim to improve speed and then writing a reflection (to draw a conclusion).

Some of the CCSS standards accomplished include: W.1, W.2, and W.7. (Reading Informational Text standards could also be assessed easily.)

This EDITABLE 5-page download includes:
• Overview/Self-Assessment page
• Non-Fiction Reading: articles and synthesis questions
• Experiment page (with links to free apps)
• Directions for the written reflection
• Rubric page

NOTE: I have no affiliation with any of the websites or articles listed in these activities. In order to protect the copyrights of the companies and authors, I have provided links to free resources only; no copyrighted material is located inside this download.

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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Days

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Does Speed Reading Work? An English Class Activity
Does Speed Reading Work? An English Class Activity
Does Speed Reading Work? An English Class Activity
Does Speed Reading Work? An English Class Activity