"ESL/ELL, Spanish, Espanol para Hispanos; General Math & Writing"
Reading is more than looking at words, it is processing the written word. We tend to think that both go together, but sometimes they don't. For example, the television reporter who was reading from her teleprompter:
A man was shot and killed yesterday. He is
in the hospital in critical condition, but is
expected to recover.
The reporter was so busy saying the words, that she did not process the message that a dead man will recover.
We can read for meaning, to gather information or for pleasure. It does not matter why we read, we still need to process the written word.
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