One of the great secrets of excellent readers is that they don’t feel compelled to read every word in order. Instead, they know how to look for the pattern first (before they ‘read’). This short video tells enough to change your mind, and your student’s life as a reader!

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions


Dr. Lybrand and his wife (Jody) of 40 years homeschooled their 5 children from birth to college, where they all excelled in academics and community (University of Texas & Abilene Christian). Dr. & Mrs. Lybrand have combined degrees of 2 BA's, 2 Masters, and 1 Doctorate), Fred and Jody have stuck with their faith and their obsession with practical learning. As a result, the overall theme of "Teaching Them to Learn How to Learn" invades everything they offer. Dr. Lybrand pastored for 25 years and currently coaches, consults, and trains leaders in businesses, churches, and non-profits. Among his client list are the U.S. Air Force, CRU, Be Broken, Continental Resources, State Farm Insurance, and Pioneer Natural Resources. Of course, one of his favorite interests is helping homeschoolers excel, and he does so with the 10 Courses of The Independent Homeschooer Curriculum & directly mentoring parents who belong to the tribe. Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr.

    2 replies to "Want a Better Reader? Read Out of Order!"

    • Angela Mobley

      I’m always on my avid reader son, telling him he is skipping words and such. He seems to know what he s reading and loves books and rereads often. Should I lay off. Is this what he s doing? Thanks so much

      • Fred Ray Lybrand

        If he is reading out loud and skipping words…not good. In fact, he really should practice this some with you.

        If he is skipping words while reading silently, but it getting the content…then how do we know his mind is catching those words? As we get better we can read whole phrases like we read words (not each letter).

        Sounds like you are on a good course!


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