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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) begins with an interest in people. It's about how we do things. NLP in speed-reading tells how we, think, read and learn. It does this by enabling us to explore the structure of our own subjective experience: how we construct our view of the world and reading text. Used in speedreading NLP empowers us to submerge into the inner, virtual-world image each of us creates as a way of understanding the outside world.
You can introduce your students to their own creativity through this activity:
You might like to inform students that research like that of Brian Tomlinson in Japan has found that those people who created pictures in their head while they were reading recalled the story better. He also found that it was easy to boost recall in others simply by reminding them to visualize while reading. Point out that visualization is important because visualization = comprehension.
One fun way of stimulating students' imagination prior to written work is called guided imagery. This is the procedure:
Announce to students that you are going to help them to describe their Halloween celebrations in writing. Explain unusual vocabulary in the story below. Then say, "Everyone get into a comfortable position for listening to a story. You can close the eyes while listening if you like."
You are at home describe the character's clothes is there a hat? do you need something for your hands? will you wear a mask? do you need to paint your face? which colors? everyone goes to school dressed up you must look for something to put on you remember other times when you dressed up you think about the clothes you put on tomorrow is Halloween how do you feel? What do you talk about? Now the carnival has ended and you have had a good time you feel relaxed and ready to write about your experience you talk to your friends do they have any ideas? you remember an unusual character that you saw and liked you have decided to dress up you are with your friends now you return to class here and now."