Free online Reading Program

Improvement Course/instruction

For slow, Average, and good Readers

Read paper below; follow directions in order.


Here are the Steps of our Instruction for Readers to follow in order.


  1. 1.UNDERSTANDING YOUR READING. Click on the title called “The 18 Bad Reading Habits and Seven Reading Groups”. Read these two articles and jot down the numbers of each item that applies to you in each article. You will learn a tremendous amount about your reading by doing this simple exercise. The Seven Reading Groups refers to the general progression of reading skills. Discover what level you are at. Next, write down the numbers of the relevant questions in the following list: QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON THIS SITE.

  2. 2.Read These Important Notes Before Proceeding:

  3. Hearing Sound on Our Instructional Course Videos on YouTube. There is a sound control on the video control panel. This must be turned all the way up. Then you control the volume from your keyboard controls for more or less sound, or mute. If you are using power speakers or earphones with a volume control, be sure to also adjust these volume controls as well. Turn off all unnecessary applications.

  4. MATCH YOUR LEARNING STYLE. This Course is designed for you to do on your own, at home or at school. You can also do this Course with the help of a consultant from the start, or as needed. Choose the approach that works best for you.

  5. This Course and our matching Homework Assignment assume you are a slow, average, or good reader. If you need help with the basic reading skills of decoding, automaticity and fluency you need to do our Reading Program For Beginners.

  6. If you are already a good reader and you read with good comprehension now, but slowly, and you just want to improve your reading speed, then you can start on Step 8. However, we strongly suggest you briefly review Steps 1-7 first.

  7. 3.BASIC COMPREHENSION SKILLS. Click on the article called “Basic Comprehension Skills”, which is also located in the “Key Links” section at the bottom of this page. Carefully read and review these 23 points. Also, read and learn How To Build Your Vocabulary.

  8. 4.FALLING ASLEEP WHEN READING. Click on the title called “Falling Asleep While Reading”, which is also located in the “Key Links” section at the bottom of this page. Read this article to change your life. You will be amazed at what you learn.

  9. 5.PROPER READING POSTURE. You can greatly increase your concentration and length of study time if you are not in physical discomfort. We present a detailed description of how to improve your Reading Ergonomics. Build your own set-up if you wish, using the principles described. From the Home page go to the Navigation menu at the top of the page and click on “Specialized Book Holders”. Look at the pictures and read the referenced article on Proper Reading Posture.

  10. 6.OVERCOMING SUB-VOCALIZATION. Go to New Skills and watch these movies. This set of movies will teach you many new skills and many new principles that are not intuitive. You can also click on “ New Skills” in the Navigation menu at the top of most pages.

  11. 7.ADDITIONAL PRACTICE. Practice on additional free silent movies available from our web site. From this page or our Home page, go to the Navigation menu at the top of the page and click on “Silent Reading Movies (Speeds 1-7)”. Watch these movies in order. These movies are just for additional practice of basic principles, which you will transfer to reading regular books with text that is fully paginated in the normal way.

  12. 8.TRANSFERRING SKILLS. Learn how to transfer the principles you have learned from our “New Skills” section and our “Silent Reading Movies (Speeds 1-7)” to reading regular text. Click on the following link and follow the steps: “Transferring Skills to Reading textbooks and novels”. This link is also located in the “Key Links” section at the bottom of this page. Read the directions for each movie and then watch that movie. Proceed through the movies in order. There are sixteen short movies in this section.

  13. 9.START USING THE HIGH-SPEED VOICE AND TEXT SOFTWARE. Click on “Software Demonstration” and watch these movies. You can also click on “Reading Regular Books” in the Navigation menu at the top of most pages.

  14. 10.CONTACT YOUR COACH/TRAINER OR US. If you need more help, you may have a coach/trainer who is available for additional help. If you still have questions, private instruction can be arranged with Proportional Reading. Contact Us for details and/or to buy our User Manual. Some people do very well working on their own; others do much better working with a coach/instructor. Still others combine these two approaches. Choose what works best for you. Teachers, professors, tutors and therapists can read about actual use by teachers and/or call to arrange staff instruction and set up.

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Evaluation Practice Material



Structured Phonetics

Basic comprehension skills

Transferring Skills to Reading textbooks and novels

Falling asleep while reading




Glossary of Reading Terms