practicing reading fluency


How to Download Free Ebooks

Much public domain literature, both obscure and well-known, is available for free on sites such as Project Gutenberg and Google Books. Downloading free eBooks onto your computer is easier than downloading DRM-protected private domain books and, in most cases, transferring the titles to an eReader, tablet or smartphone requires no special software. While most free […]



How Do I Read My Email in Microsoft Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is the email application included with the MS Office suite of programs. Outlook also includes a calendar, journal, task managing system and more, so that you can stay organized and focused. You can set up your POP3, IMAP or HTTP email account to read in Outlook and make Microsoft Outlook your computer’s default […]



How to Read a QuickVue One Step HCG Combo Test

Most women want to know if they are pregnant as soon and as accurately as possible. For many, this means a visit to the doctor’s office. The QuickVue One-Step hCG Combo Test is a pregnancy test intended for professional use only. The test can be used with either urine or serum, meaning blood plasma, hence […]



How to Fix the Registry for Acrobat Reader

Adobe Reader stores data and settings in the Windows registry. Corruption of these registry entries results in Adobe Reader not working properly. Whether Reader doesn’t launch properly or PDF files can’t be viewed in your Web browser, a repair installation fixes the problem. You can fix Adobe Reader’s registry entries using Adobe Reader’s repair installer. […]



Synonym & Antonym Activities for 3rd Grade

Third-grade language arts standards require students to understand meanings of words and relationships between words that have similar meanings and words with opposite meanings. Synonym and antonym activities aid in mastery of this expectation by increasing the vocabularies of students. As they learn to distinguish between synonyms and antonyms, third-graders can better tackle the words […]



How to Read a Diode or Resistor

Diodes ensure that current flows in just one direction. Resistors control how much current flows through a circuit. Both are marked with colored stripes that mean nothing to a person who doesn’t understand how to read them. Here’s how to decipher the markings. Look for the marking – a colored stripe – on the diode […]



How to Sight-Read Choir Music

Most choral groups require their members to sight-read music. Sight reading requires the ability to look at an unfamiliar piece of written music and sing the notes assigned to the singer’s part. It calls for a knowledge of musical notation and a good ear for rhythm and intervals. As with any other art, learning to […]



How to Read Grain Direction in Wood

Whenever you are cutting, sanding, painting or staining wood, knowing the direction in which the grain of the wood travels is vital to success. Performing any of these tasks against the grain of the wood will create an uneven, rough and unattractive finish that will mar the surface of whatever you intend to use the […]



How to Read Microbiology Lab Test Results

The microbiology laboratory performs a series of moderate and complex tests on samples to determine if they contain bacteria, what kind of bacteria those are, whether or not they are capable of causing disease and, finally, what antibiotics work best against those bacteria. The reports sent out by the lab contain all the information a […]



How to Read a Candy Thermometer

A candy thermometer measures the sugar solution used in cooking candy. There are three kinds of candy thermometers. The dial thermometer has a round face with a needle that points to the temperature. The glass thermometer contains liquid that rises as the solution grows hotter. It looks like a weather thermometer. The digital thermometer, with […]



How to Read a Teleprompter

Standing in front of an inanimate object and reading a script sounds simple. Add to that creating a connection with a group of people you cannot see to the mix, and suddenly it becomes quite difficult. While television personalities often make it look easy, they spend endless hours practicing to perfect the art. Look Ahead […]



Adobe Reader Won’t Print Documents

Compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Adobe Reader is a free application that allows you to open and print PDF (Portable Document Format) files. You may also perform “edit-like functions using Reader” if the PDF supports editing, according to the Adobe Reader FAQ. Adobe Reader works in conjunction with popular Web browsers, […]



How to Make a Living by Reading Books

If you are one of those people who can sit and read for hours on end, you should consider finding a job that pays you to read. Reading books is a good job for the elderly, stay-at-home parents, disabled people or others who just want to work at home. Advertise proofreading. Brush up on or […]



How to Read a Glass Thermometer To Check Body Temperature

Daniel Fahrenheit invented the glass thermometer, which contains mercury, to measure body temperature. On one end of the thermometer there is a silver colored bulb containing the mercury. When the mercury is warmed by body heat, it rises in a tube within the glass thermometer. To learn how to read a glass thermometer, check the […]



How to Read a Tri-Fold Brochure

With attention-grabbing graphics, layout and wording, brochures are designed to get your attention and keep it. Tri-fold brochures are a way to advertise goods or give out information on a product. They are called tri-fold because these brochures are folded into three panels. Information on the brochures is laid out in a way that makes […]



How to Read Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual Basic is a popular programming language and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating Windows applications and components. Standard Visual Basic stopped being sold at Version 6 and has been replaced with VB.NET, a version of Visual Basic standardized for the .NET framework, which can be used for various applications, including Web applications, Windows […]



How to Use the Nook E-Reader

When you have an e-reader in hand, you can quite literally carry around an entire library’s worth of information. The Nook e-reader, produced by Barnes & Noble, provides you with access to the many e-books available for sale in the Barnes & Noble online store. When you initially power up your Nook, ensure that you […]



How to Read a Road Map

While technology is increasing at such a fast pace that many new cars now have installed GPS units–which tell you how to get from point A to point B–many travelers, either through preference or necessity, still rely on road maps to navigate a trip. It is not difficult to read a road map, nor will […]



How to Read an Electrical Meter

Many homeowners trust the electric company to read their meter every month in order to bill properly. Understanding how to read your own meter, however, not only ensures that you can verify the electric company’s reading but that you can monitor your daily, weekly or monthly electricity usage. Monitoring your electricity usage is critical if […]