Get started with reading training

In this reading tip, we’re sharing some of our top tips on how to get started with reading training, whether it’s your first time or you’ve done it before.

Talk to students about why you practise reading

Our first tip is to start a dialogue with the class about why reading practice is important. Motivation goes hand in hand with being able to see the meaning and purpose of things. Many students often fail to understand the purpose of learning what they are supposed to learn.

The starting point for a successful reading training course is to make students aware of why reading training is important. Reading is a basic skill that we use in all school subjects, in our working life and in our leisure time – in all areas of our live, to be honest. In other words, reading gives us access to life.

Book an introductory workshop with FrontRead

For getting the bests start to a FrontRead course, we recommend that you book an introductory workshop. During the workshop, you and your colleagues get all the important information, tips and tricks, as well as an introduction to the administration module. You can book a workshop here.

Make use of the Quick start guide

To get the best start, we recommend that you take a look at our Quick start guide. You can find the guide here. Of course, you are also welcome to call our support at +45 2683 1500 on weekdays between 8-16 (Central European Time).

Test your students’ reading speed before staring a course

In order to get started with the training, it is important to know the starting point for your students’ reading – in this context, their reading speed. If you have just received a new group of students, your knowledge of their individual abilities is naturally limited. That’s why we have developed a test for measuring reading speed that you can ask your students to take prior to beginning on the FrontRead course. This will provide you with a useful indication of their reading speed and comprehension.

Introduce your students to FrontRead

Having followed the previous steps, you are now ready to start training with your students.

Take a few minutes to remind your students that the training is not about being the fastest in the class; It’s about students strengthening their individual reading skills. It might be a good idea to remind them that there is little reason to compare themselves to each other. We’re all different – some things are easy for one person, hard for another and vice versa.

Happy reading!