What is Precision Reading?

Precision Reading is a new, inexpensive, short, daily, research-based reading activity that quickly improves students' abilities in the following key areas.



Over time, leads to much better retelling, summarization, prediction, interpretation, analysis, questioning, and critical thinking.

Word Recognition and Comprehension

Expect improved word recognition and comprehension, for both high frequency sight words and curriculum-related content vocabulary.


Expect dramatic increases in reading speed, accuracy, smoothness, retention and comprehension.


The Books

The Precision Reading program is comprised of the Instructors' Handbook and Instructors' Sourcebook, which are normally purchased as a set.


Instructors' Handbook

The Handbook describes how to do Precision Reading and explains why it works.

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Instructors' Sourcebook

The Sourcebook contains useful resource materials for implementing Precision Reading

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The Author

Dr. Rick Freeze, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is a professor of Inclusive Education in the Administration, Foundations, and Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Rick Freeze


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Dr. Rick Freeze offers workshops for the following groups and events:


The Precision Reading program has demonstrated time and time again that it has a positive impact on the lives of those that use it. While Dr. Rick Freeze could talk to you for hours about the individuals who have used his program, he wants you to hear from the students, teachers, and other individuals who have seen the positive impact themselves.