Read Easy Words
- This book may be easier for you to read than most. Because most of the words are easy words, you just need a glance to know them.
- The more words or letters that you can read with quick glances, the faster you can read.
- When you read, practice to see how many words or letters you can read with quick glances. See if you can increase the number with practice each day.
- Guess at common words that you are almost able to see. You may often be right. It is less effort to read this way, and you will guess better with practice.
- How much you can read in one glance may be limited by the size or number of blank spots in your field of view, so use a number of quick glances to piece a word or phrase together if you need to.
In the next story, try to read each group of words in quick glances:
More from “The Phantom Tollbooth”
© 1961 by Norman Juster
“You may not see it now, said the
Princess of Pure Reason, looking
knowingly at Milo’s puzzled face,
“but whatever we learn has a purpose
and whatever we do affects everything
and everyone else, if even in the
tiniest way. Why, when a housefly
flaps his wings, a breeze goes round
the world; when a speck of dust falls
to the ground, the entire planet weighs
a little more; and when you stamp
the earth moves slightly off
its course. Whenever you laugh,
gladness spreads like the ripples in a
pond; and whenever you’re sad,
no one anywhere can be really happy.
And it’s much the same thing
with knowledge, for whenever you
learn something new, the whole world
becomes that much richer.”