Anyone Can Improve Reading Fluency and Comprehension Skills
One homeschool mom recently tried our Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills out with her family:
“When I first heard of Bonnie Terry’s 5 Minutes to Better Reading Skills program, I assumed it was only for beginning readers. Not so! It’s for everyone! My kids from 3rd to 6th grade are already benefiting from it and we’ve only been using it for a week. Their reading speed, confidence, and comprehension are going up by leaps and bounds!”
“I was not sure that my children would respond well to being timed. I wondered if it would put unneeded stress on them, but I have only seen excitement when I bring out the timer. They are eager to race themselves for their own personal best and do not feel pressured by the approach at all.
My 7-year-old began with a reading speed of 37 words/minute (with one error) and has improved to 46 words/minute (without an error) in just a few days.
My 5-year-old son learned to read recently and he has gotten in on the “racing” too. His beginning speed was 10 words/minute (with two errors) and his current speed is 23 words/minute (without an error) in just over a week!”
Heather R, KS
I’ve been using the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills with my 8-year-old son. He’s reading, but he still lacks confidence and speed. He loves doing the speed drills in the book! It’s because it is instant success. He looks at a list of short words that he can read with over 90% accuracy. Too many beginning reading books throw in harder words every now and then that discourage him.
He has been doing well, improving speed and accuracy. We will continue using the reading drills with reading practice from books to continue to improve his reading skills.
April C., MO
Check out how much fun the kids have and just how simple it is in Celena Marie’s video.
Improve Reading Fluency and Comprehension
- 64% of American fourth graders can’t read grade-level text
- 67% of American eighth graders can’t read grade-level text
Struggling with reading fluency skills?
- You know your child is not reading as well as they should be.
- You know how important it is to be able to read easily for your child’s success in school.
- You know the longer you delay getting help, your child’s self-esteem suffers.
- You may have talked with your child’s teacher to ask what you can do without getting practical answers on what you can do to help your child.
- You’ve been searching for answers, and don’t know where to turn.
A Reading Strategy to Improve Reading Skills
- Perfect for anyone with short attention spans
- Spend only five minutes a day in individual or group lessons
- Proven to be very effective for all ages
- Improves reading through visual and auditory learning
- Improves reading fluency
- Improves vision perception skills
What Is Reading Fluency?
Reading fluency is the ability to read quickly and accurately. Once you are fluent in reading, you are able to focus on what the text means rather than trying to decode words. Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills helps you become a fluent reader in 5 minutes a day with short reading drills. There has been an independent 5-year study showing the substantial gains using it.
Research Supports Reading Fluency Drills
University of Florida states that reading fluency practice that is only 5 or 6 minutes a day will result in substantial gains. It’s the daily fluency practice that makes the difference.
Improve Reading Fluency with Quick 5 Minute Drills
5 Minutes to Better Reading Skills was developed by Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET (Board Certified Educational Therapist). This proven method improves reading through visual and auditory learning. Lessons are only 5 minutes in length, making them ideal for students with short attention spans. A proven program that is sure to turn slow, choppy readers into faster, smoother, and more confident readers.
Over 40+ years, Bonnie has discovered that every child can improve their skills. It does not matter whether or not they have identified learning disabilities, dyslexia, or perception problems with the right reading strategies.
Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills gives teachers and parents everything they need to help children improve their reading: fast, fun, motivating, success with over 40 phonic reading drills.
Nancy H. says, “I can’t get over the difference. Bridget won’t put a book down. Now we have to go into her room when we go to bed to be sure her light is off…she reads for hours at night. I can’t believe she read Harry Potter in just a few days!”
Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills is perfect for families, home-schooling families, pull-out programs, small group instruction, special day classes, and private practices.
Debra Wilson from Redding, California states, “We did a five-year study using Bonnie Terry’s Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills and the reading fluency of kids in our school district improved dramatically.”
Reading strategies improve reading fluency and phonemic awareness
Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills addresses some of the underlying causes of fluency problems such as visual tracking and visual closure in short 5-minute fluency practice sessions. Additionally, because phonemic awareness skills are critical to becoming a fluent reader, they are incorporated into the fluency drills. And, as you become a more fluent reader, your comprehension improves too!
Included is both the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills™ Teacher’s Book and the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills™ Student’s Book.