Objectives of the study:
To compare the performance of male and female students with respect to the comprehension of meaning at various levels while using different methods for increasing speed of reading.
To study the performance of students using different methods to increase reading speed when time is fixed, time varies and is dependent on the rate at which each individual student reads.
Sample of the study:
The sample consisted of 32 children (the whole class) from grade VIII of the Demonstration Multipurpose School.
Literal Comprehension Test
Method of the study:
The study contains two phases:
Phase I refers to the phase of reading programme when time for each reading session was fixed.
Phase II refers to the phase in which the students were allowed to read rapidly and each students speed of reading was recorded.
Analysis of Variance-Two Way
Duncan’s Multiple Range Test
Paired Samples T-test
The findings from the study revealed that different methods could be put to use by students with different kinds of material. Thus teachers can train students to read faster and optimize achievement by choosing a task which requires comprehension of a certain kind. It also merges that speed reading ultimately is an activity which requires to be paced according to an individuals ability if it is to benefit each student in a classroom.
Keyword(s): Reading Strategies