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  • To facilitate taking notes each participant will be provided with a Handout which includes copies of all the PowerPoint slides, space for taking notes, a Guide to Silent Fluent Reading and some supplemental materials. Feel free to ask questions during the presentation. Our goal is to transmit information and part of doing so successfully is that the participants should feel free to ask questions. Also, as part of the Workshop, each participant will receive a personal copy of The Reader’s Edge Alsop, at the end of the Workshop we’ll ask you to complete an Evaluation Form that will provide Laura Franiak and The Literacy Company how we’ve done and how we can improve e our presentation.
  • To facilitate taking notes each participant will be provided with a Handout which includes copies of all the PowerPoint slides, space for taking notes, a Guide to Silent Fluent Reading and some supplemental materials. Feel free to ask questions during the presentation. Our goal is to transmit information and part of doing so successfully is that the participants should feel free to ask questions. Also, as part of the Workshop, each participant will receive a personal copy of The Reader’s Edge Alsop, at the end of the Workshop we’ll ask you to complete an Evaluation Form that will provide Laura Franiak and The Literacy Company how we’ve done and how we can improve e our presentation.
  • As we have researched years and years of material relating the realm of reading education we have put together some great quotes about reading and the impact it has on everyone. - This is just one of our favorites.
  • The Reader’s Edge is a solution to teaching how to read better and faster with improved comprehension and recall.
  • The first part of this Workshop demonstrates: The NEED to change A vision off your future state A level of confidence that individuals of all ages have the ability to change The second part of this Workshop, when we go through The Reader’s Edge, you will have a roadmap of how to go about mastering Silent Reading Skills.
  • Reader’s of all ages can minimally double their reading speeds, with improved comprehension and recall. In the future TLC will provide a testing protocol so that users can qualify to become Certified Silent Fluent Reader’s
  • Discuss the physiology of reading, i.e., one only reads when the eye is not moving - saccades, etc. Matthew effect – “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” 90% of the vocabulary comes from what one reads from the fourth grade on The more one reads the more their vocabulary increases, the more they ENJOY reading, the more their schema (prior knowledge) and they more they read and the more they enjoy reading. It’s a positive domino effect The less one reads the less their vocabulary increases, the more they DO NOT ENJOY reading, the less their schema (prior knowledge) increases and the less they read and the less they enjoy reading. It’s a NEGATIVE domino effect AZ projects the number of prison beds they may need by measuring reading levels in the 4 th grade
  • Most people believe that good readers fixate on each letter in a word in order to comprehend what is being read. The article below clearly demonstrates that the brain can easily decode and comprehend the message of the text without having each letter of a word in the correct order. This is possible because our brain is wired to search for and understand the meaning of what is read rather than being concerned with the exact letter placement of a word. Fixating on every letter while reading only serves to drastically reduce your reading speed. This example demonstrates that you can read the left hand text because your are looking at words, not letters. Fluent reading and good comprehension is possible without processing every letter!
  • Most people believe that it is easier to concentrate when reading slowly. Actually, concentration is not a matter of willpower but a matter of reading at the proper speed. It is hard to concentrate when things are happening slower than the speed of your thoughts. Most readers believe that reading faster will significantly lower their ability to comprehend well. The truth is that good comprehension only depends on whether you can extract and retain the information you read. Some people read fast and comprehend well; others read slowly and comprehend poorly. What we do know today is that Fluent Reading, effective and efficient speed reading, has a direct relationship to increased comprehension.
  • Most people believe they enjoy what they are reading when they read slowly. Quite the opposite is true! Fluent readers have a better appreciation of what they read. Reading effectively and efficiently allows the words to lift off the page and create their own movie in their mind. This “movie making” allows the reader to “own” the content and easily recall it when necessary. The average readers (180 – 220 WPM) rereads up to 67% of what they read to regain comprehension. That's why fluent readers typically enjoy the book version more than the actual movie!
  • Introduce the concept of Prime Words as a Patent Pending innovation which TLC has developed to facilitate teaching how to see, read and process more than one word at a time with each eye fixation. Highlight the three main characteristics, i.e., immediately recognizable, do not need decoding and the eye does not fixate on them
  • Department of Labor lists 286 separate vocational areas with distinct professional vocabularies Add Tom Dyson’s comment from NASA
  • Department of Labor lists 286 separate vocational areas with distinct professional vocabularies Add Tom Dyson’s comment from NASA
  • This is where most people are without training in silent reading skills. Without further training they past their life reading, but armed only with Oral Reading Skills. The Red pat indicates that at the best their level of reading will remain at the low level indicated by the Red path… but probably will tend to decline over time because reading for such a person will always be a chore rather than a pleasure. With training in Silent Reading Skills the path for reading will follow the green path. The next section of this Workshop will introduce you to Silent Reading Skills as taught by The Reader's Edge.

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  • 1. Seminar Speed Reading with RE Software Welcome!
  • 2. Wise Lesson
    • Speed reading
      • Need of discipline!
        • 4 weeks
      • Combination
        • Vitality
        • Best belief
        • Best strategies
        • Knowledge of primewords
        • Knowledge of text structure
        • Wide peripheral vision
        • Eye strength exercises
        • Best memorizing techniques
        • Great visual notation skills
  • 3. Average Learning Targets
    • Improving reading speed
    • Comprehension of text
    • Learning skills
    • Get over avalanche of information
    • Memorising
    • Concentration and Focus
    • Creative Thinking
    • Notation techniques
    • Posture while reading and learning
    • Improving analytical skills
    • Motivation to read and learn
    • Improving timetable
    • Assimilation of information
    • Fighting Obselescence
    • Poor beliefs about your reading and learning skills
    • What is your target point?
  • 4. Speed Read Test
    • Zero Measurement
      • Reading Speed
      • Comprehension
      • Effective Reading Capacity
    • Read
      • Optimal speed
      • Optimal comprehension
    • Give a sign when ready!
    • Answer 12 questions
    • Calculate score
  • 5. ABOUT TODAY’S WORKSHOP
    • Today’s Workshop will present
    • a series of innovations
    • Wout Plevier and TLC
    • has developed that is
    • Changing The Way People Read and the Way Reading is Taught
  • 6. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TODAY?
    • Reader’s Edge Self-Paced Software Program 
    • Learn habits / skills of Silent Fluent Readers
  • 7. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TODAY
    • You’ll learn:
      • How / why Reader’s Edge program works!
      • How to use The Reader’s Edge Program
      • Why Silent Fluent Readers are Effective and Efficient Speed Readers
    • End Workshop receive personal copy of The Reader’s Edge
      • enable you continuously maintain and improve your reading skills
  • 8. What will you experience?
    • Your newly learned Silent Fluent Reading skills will become instinctive… they will become as natural and permanent as riding a bike”
    • Evelyn Wood, Founder of Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics
    • We welcome you to join the thousands of individuals who are participating in
    • Changing The Way People Read And The Way Reading Is Taught.
  • 9. Some Quotes About Reading All reading quotes convey the same message ! To create possibilities in life reading is key. There isn’t a skill which influences the possibilities and the outcome of life at school, business and personal more then (speed) reading Wout Plevier Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Harry Truman
  • 10. About TLC and Wout Plevier Management and Company Credentials
      • Richard Sutz, Founder and President
        • 40 years experience in developing and teaching enhanced reading skills
        • Consultant to Evelyn Wood, founder of the world renowned Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics
      • Wout Plevier
        • Official partner and importer for Reader’s Edge Software Holland
        • 8 years research on latest brain, speed read techniques and innovative research on prime words
      • Richard Coppola, Vice President
        • Co-developer of The Reader’s Edge
        • More than 25 years of experience in the field of computer programming
  • 11. About TLC and Wout Plevier Management and Company Credentials
      • Les Dunn, Vice President
        • Owner, for the last 30 years of Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics, AU
      • Evelyn Wood Literacy Foundation 501(.c) (3)
        • To provide The Reader’s Edge to under-funded inner city schools
      • The Reader's Edge = result of 10 years of R&D, funded by more than $3 million
  • 12. Reasons to Enhance Reading Skills
    • Make reading more of a pleasure than a chore
    • Read more in less time
    • Create more time for other activities
    • Increase your productivity & efficiency
    • Do your job better
    • Become a more productive employee
    • Reduce errors
    • Increased self esteem
  • 13. Ever Feel Like Treadmill?
    • We’re all suffering from information overload!
    • Can you relate to this professional?
  • 14. Examine Cost Of Reading For Typical Corporation
    • Average Fortune 500 company
    • Spends $26 million/year
    • Time spend reading
    • by every group of 1,000 employees
    • The Literacy Company and Coca Cola
  • 15. Examine Your Own Costs on Reading
    • Interactive analysis enlightening!
    • www.readfaster.com/iba.asp
    • Send us your outcome and we’ll give you free advise!
    • http://www.woutplevier.nl/contact/
  • 16. Cost Participant in This Workshop?
    • We will examine the cost in increments of $10,000 in salary!
    • (Based on reading approximately three hours/day, five days/week.)
    • You can then estimate the cost to Discover based on your approximate salary.
    • Don’t forget to add at least 25% for the additional costs of benefits etc.
  • 17. Cost Participant in This Workshop? =$12,500/40=$6/hour*3 Hours/Day=$18/day*52*5= $4,687/Year Employee Classification Average Yearly Salary Hours/Day Reading Number of Employees Total # of Hours Reading Salary/Day for Reading Salary/Year for Reading $10,000 + $2,500 3 1 3 $18.00 $4,687
  • 18. Can You Learn To Read Better And Faster, With Improved Comprehension And Recall?
  • 19.
    • Everyone , of any age , can learn Silent Reading Skills!
    • Everyone can achieve
    • Effective Fluency Reading and Efficient Speed Reading !
    Of Course You Can!
  • 20. Requirement Change Habits and Skills! Change Formula = (N + V + A) > C/P N = Perception of the NEED for change, dissatisfaction with current situation V = VISION of future state A = Belief in the ABILITY to change, a sense of how to go about it C/P = COST/PAIN of change
  • 21. Achievements Fluent Reader
  • 22. Example Benefit Increasing Reading Speed
  • 23. How Software teaches Fluency and Speed Reading!
    • With Reader’s Edge self-paced software program we teach you to:
      • Unlearn the habits of less efficient (slow) readers
      • Learn the habits and skills of Silent Fluent Readers
    • Internal 3 week program
    • Internal Coach
    • You are in control!
  • 24. Difference Skills Slow and Fluent Readers! Slow Readers Fluent Readers
    • Read one word at a time with each eye fixation
    • Vocalize each word as they are read, subliminally or lip
    • Reading speed, words per minute, (WPM) is limited to the rate at which individuals can speak - about 160 to 200 WPM
    • Re-read words to increase comprehension
    • Have reduced comprehension
    • Have poor recall
    • Get bored - Do not enjoy reading
    • Read more than one word at a time with each eye fixation
    • Do note vocalize words as they are read
    • Reading speed, and resulting comprehension, is many times greater than the rate at which they can speak
    • Do not need to re-read words to get improved comprehension
    • Have improved comprehension
    • Have enhanced recall
    • Enjoy reading and read more
  • 25. Speed Reading vs. Silent Fluent Reading!
    • Wout Plevier teaches Speed Reading
    • Speed Reading, without improved comprehension and recall, is simply not reading!
    • Reader’s Edge teaches improved comprehension
    • Increased reading rates come as a FREE BENEFIT when your comprehension is increased!
  • 26. In the 21 st Century
    • Speed Reading is
    • OUT
    • SILENT READING FLUENCY
    • which is
    • Effective and Efficient Speed Reading
    • is
    • IN
  • 27. Let’s Explore Some Common Rapid Reading Misconceptions Myth #1 Reading Every Letter = Better Reading
    • According to research at Cambridge University, it doesn’t matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and the last letter be at the right place.
    • The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem.
    • This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole.
    • Amazing, huh?
  • 28. Let’s Explore Some Common Rapid Reading Misconceptions Myth #2 Slow Reading = Better Comprehension Rapid Reading = Poor Comprehension
    • Most people believe easier to concentrate when reading slowly.
    • Concentration not matter of willpower but matter of reading at proper speed.
    • Hard concentrate when things are happening slower than at speed of your thoughts.
    • Reading too slow = watching movie in slow motion.
    • If movie were presented at less than 30 frames/minute you would be bored/ frustrated watching it.
    • Reading at right rate, seeing more than one word at a time, makes better comprehension and enjoyment of reading
  • 29. Let’s Explore Some Common Rapid Reading Misconceptions Myth #3 Slow Reading = More Enjoyment
    • Most people believe you only enjoy what you read slowly.
    • Opposite = true!  Silent Fluent readers have better appreciation of what they read.
    • Using Silent Reading Skills allows words to lift off page and create movie in reader’s mind.
    • This “movie making” allows the reader to read at the correct rate, which is more rapidly than the WPM rate of Slow Readers
    • Average readers (160 – 200 WPM) reread up to 67% of what they read to regain comprehension.
    • Silent Fluent Readers do not reread
    • That's why Silent Fluent readers enjoy the book version more than actual movie!
  • 30. Common Rapid Reading Misconceptions Myth #4 Rapid Reading = Skipping Words The Truth is that fluent readers don’t skip” high frequency words . They just don’t fixate their eyes on them , Without them constructing meaning would be difficult © The Literacy Company 
  • 31. Most Current Rapid Reading Misconception Myth #5 About Speed Reading Courses Even alleged experts still get it wrong! I hear about these speed-reading courses. Are they worth spending money on?  This is a quote from a recent book, Reading Smart, Nicholas Reid Schaffzin, published by The Princeton Review. Mr. Schaffzin is a 1990 graduate of Stanford and in in the Writing Division at Columbia University. “ It depends, They spend most of their time increasing the speed of your fixation and saccades – similar to the way the first few chapters of this book has. These courses have all sorts of machines and workbooks, and reading passages. And, when you’re done, your speed should be up. But, there's a downside – your comprehension will go down . There's no way around the relationship. The faster you read, the less detail you notice. The slower you read the more detail you notice .” IN AVERAGE SR COURSE THIS MAY BE TRUE… W/TRE THIS NOT TRUE
  • 32. Research Basis Of Reader’s Edge Program
      • Based on my experience and many discussions with Evelyn Wood I felt that enhanced reading could be better taught with a computer based program.
      • TLC was formed in 1996. To ensure that The Reader’s Edge would represent a standard of excellence in the field, I proceeded to conduct an in-depth analysis of the psychology, physiology and pedagogy (the art and science of teaching) reading.
      • What about this big word PEDAGOGY? It’s necessary to carefully use, and understand, since the experts that head up corporate HR departments, specifically in the Training area, ask one main question; “Is your material Pedagogically Correct?” The answer must be in the affirmative or TLC (or any company) would not be invited to present its Workshops.
      • Heads of the Corporate Training Departments want to be sure that what is being taught is scientifically correct.
      • Since 1996, TLC has devoted 10 years of R&D, at a cost of more than $3 million, to create The Reader’s Edge and its proprietary and patent pending features.
      • The Reader’s Edge has been successful in bringing the methodology and dreams of Evelyn Wood into the 21 st Century.
        • To teach individuals how to unlearn the habits of less efficient readers and learn the habits and skills of efficient readers
        • To see, read and process more than one word at a time with each eye fixation, without vocalizing
      • Evelyn Wood gave TLC the best endorsement, when in 1995, after viewing the first rough beta version; She said “Had I computer in the 1960s, this is what I would have done!”
  • 33. Research Basis Of Reader’s Edge Program Literature Survey
      • To ensure that the design specifications for The Reader’s Edge were based on the best knowledge of all prior investigators, TLC engaged in a literature survey covering the period 1880 to the present.
      • TLC examined, and have in our library, more than 300 books and several hundred academic papers on the best physiology, psychology, pedagogy and scientific practices relating to teaching enhanced reading skills.
      • We then extracted the essence of this vast pool of knowledge to formulate the design specifications for The Reader’s Edge self-paced software.
  • 34. Research Basis Of The Reader’s Edge Program Physiology
      • Individuals learn in three basic ways:
        • Visually
        • Aurally
        • Kinesthetically
      • A good teaching tool must accommodate individuals tendencies to employ one or a combination of these techniques
      • The Reader’s Edge fulfills this requirement
  • 35. The Reader’s Edge Program Physiology – The Mechanics of Seeing
    • How does a person read?
    • Mental side
      • Prior Knowledge
      • Vocabulary Skills
      • Sorts clusters of words for meaning
      • The larger your vocabulary the more patterns of groups you can understand
    • Physical side
      • Eyes do not travel smoothly across a line of text
      • The movement of the eye is in “jumps,” called saccades
      • The eye only “sees” when it fixates
      • The faster you can train your eye to take in groups of words the faster you can read, with improved comprehension
  • 36. About The Research Basis Of The Reader’s Edge Program Pedagogy - How Best to Teach
      • The Reader’s Edge goal teach how to:
        • Unlearn the habits of slow readers
        • Learn the habits and skills of Silent Fluent Readers
        • See, read and process more than one word at a time with a single eye fixation, without vocalizing
      • The best teaching method is to, early on, instill a level of confidence in the student, that they can learn whatever is being taught.
      • The first eye exercise in The Reader’s Edge program dramatically demonstrates that every one can see , read and process groups of words 3 to 5 times faster than their normal reading speed.
      • The Reader’s Edge fulfills this requirement
  • 37. Research Basis Of The Reader’s Edge Program Pedagogy – Instilling Learner Confidence
      • A fundamental scientific teaching principle is, when possible, to instill in the student, at the very beginning of a course, a strong level of confidence that he/she can learn what ever is being taught.
      • To recall, for The Reader’s Edge, the goal of the program is to have students see, read and process more than one word at a time with each eye fixation, without vocalizing.
      • As will be shown later in this workshop, each of you will experience the ability to see, read and process more than one word at time, without vocalizing, at a word per minute (WPM) rate 3 to 5 times faster than your normal reading rate.
      • This will provide each of you dramatic assurance that you can learn to master Silent Reading Fluency skills. And have them become as permanent as the skill of riding a bike.
  • 38. The Reader’s Edge Features Why Read in Groups of Words?
    • Best answer = Evelyn Wood’s favorite response.
      • When you eat rice do you eat one grain at a time or do you eat a spoonful?
      • Of course not, you eat a spoonful of rice – sounds logical – of course!
    • Reading more than one word at a time with each eye fixation is also very logical!
  • 39. The Reader’s Edge Features Why Read in Groups of Words?
    • The Reader’s Edge teaches you to read “spoonfuls” of words
    • We call these “spoonfuls of words”:
      • Groups of words
      • Units of meaning
      • Clusters
      • Chunking of words
  • 40. The Reader’s Edge Features Why Read in Groups of Words?
    • Remember, seeing, reading and processing
    • more than one word at a time,
    • without vocalizing,
    • improves your comprehension, recall and your reading rate.
  • 41. The Reader’s Edge Features Why Read in Groups of Words?
  • 42. The Reader’s Edge Features Customized Reading Selections
      • Ideally, in a Reading program, users should have a choice of reading selections in which they have some:
        • Degree of interest
        • Knowledge of the subject matter
        • Knowledge of the vocabulary
    • The Reader’s Edge program has more than 1,000 reading selections categorized by reading level.
    • In addition, online TLC is constantly adding to its virtually unlimited reading selections.
    • The Reader’s Edge exceeds this requirement.
  • 43. The Reader’s Edge Features How teaching to see Groups of Words with Single Eye Fixation? It’s Prime Words!
    • In the Eye Exercises, we flash on the screen, for a User controlled length of time, two word to eight word random words and random phrases. This will be demonstrated later in the Workshop.
    • The random words and the words in the phrases are composed of TLC’s Patent Pending Prime Words.
    • TLC’s Prime Words have three main characteristics; they are:
      • Immediately recognizable
      • Do not need decoding, and
      • The eye does not fixate on them
  • 44. The Reader’s Edge Features How teaching to see Groups of Words with Single Eye Fixation? It’s Prime Words!
    • 75% of all words in print are composed of less than 2,000 Prime Words
    • If 300 to 500 professional category words are added, 90% of all material that you will ever read in your personal and professional reading is composed of less that 2,500 words
    • TLC’s R&D with the Gutenberg Collection of 13,000 books (548 million words) confirmed this:
      • The 548 million words were downloaded on to TLC’s computers
      • The words were sorted by frequency
      • 75% of the 548 million words were composed by just under 1,600 words
      • Remember, seeing, reading and processing more than one word at a time, without vocalizing, improves your comprehension, reading rate and recall
  • 45. Which Road Will You Choose To Travel?
      • Here’s what can happen when you master Silent Reading Skills
  • 46. Interested?
    • Test reading speed and comprehension on http://www.woutplevier.nl/snelleestest/
    • Register for a training Speed Reading for Professionals or ask for more information on http://www.woutplevier.nl/inschrijven/
    • Or call 0031 73 52 2 5656