Who is Stride Ahead Designed For?
Let’s now consider who is Stride Ahead best designed for.
Students of all ages attend school and colleges to learn. To learn from text, you need the ability to read.
Being able to read without fully understanding the content, context and meaning of a text potentially disadvantages a student.
It is absolutely critical that students can both understand and gain meaning from text.
For fluent readers it is easy. It is as if the actual words are invisible. When reading, all they do is absorb information.
However, there are many students who – although they have the necessary decoding skills to read – they still find reading a laborious, unrewarding activity.
Stride Ahead is the perfect tool to help these particular students. Studying Stride Ahead helps students to increasingly ‘blank out’ the ‘white noise’ of written text. That is, the minor details of a text.
It is the worrying over the ‘minor detail’ of a text that distracts a student from achieving the main object of reading a text: understanding it and extracting meaning from it.
Stride Ahead aims to ‘free them up’ from this distraction, giving them more time, desire and ability to understand a text and to extract more meaning from it.
Developing and improving this skill is critical for everyone’s education.
After all, isn’t exam success linked to a clear understanding of written questions?
The check list below offers a quick ‘snap shot’ of who can best benefit from studying Stride Ahead.
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When asking ‘Who is Stride Ahead designed for?’, let’s not forget adults, either.
Any adult with weak reading or poor comprehension skills can also benefit from studying Stride Ahead.
“A good reader is only conscious of meaning. The print on the page is all but invisible”