The Reading Race
The timer is set, I see the words,
I’m on the starting line.
I hear the beep and then I’m off!
Victory will be mine.
I zoom through multi-syllables,
Efficient word rec I control.
Racing down that reading road,
More words per minute is my goal.
I reach the end – hooray, hoorah!
But what was it I was reading?
Could it be that reading fast
Might just be misleading?
I see the sign my teacher holds
“Caution – Slow Down and Think!”
I guess the message is important
Words and understanding must be in sync.
So now I know the secret –
Readers have to find the pace
That helps them understand the meaning.
Remember – reading’s not a race!