Rapid Automatic Naming
Have students play Fast Words.
Practice often so that they get faster and faster.
Learning to the say the words quickly is a very good way to get better at reading.
The faster you are at saying the words helps you to think about the story or information in the book rather than all the little words in between.
These games are based on a skill known as rapid automatic naming (RAN) which highly correlates with successful reading.
Assisting children to learn to say these high frequency words at a rate of about one word per second is an excellent strategy to enhance reading.
The Magic Words Learning Boards and the Magic Words Playing Cards have been specifically designed to assist children in learning these words to recognise and say them quickly.
All the RAN games can be played using the Magic Words Playing Cards.