Learning to read, or getting better at reading, is easy with the PQs pop-up. There are only a few steps you have to learn.
3 Steps for using the PQs Pop-Up App:
Step 1: Whenever you see a word that you don’t recognize, click it. Clicking on the word will cause the PQ App to pop-up and show you the word in a small blue box. If the word has a lot of letters, the word will appear broken into smaller and more easily readable parts. To see what I mean, click on the following word: segmented.
Step 2: Once the word pops up in the blue box, try to read it again. If you still don’t recognize the word, click it (click inside the blue box). Watch and listen to how the letters are spoken and change their looks. Try to read it again.
Step 3: If you still don’t recognize the word, click it again, watch, listen, and try again to recognize it. Watching and listening to the letters will help you figure out the word. Keep clicking the word and trying to read it until you recognize it.
Using the three steps, click on some of the practice words in the table below, and watch, and listen, as the PQs App helps you work them out.
After each click, always try to read the word before clicking it again. The more you try to read the word in-between each click, the better you will get at recognizing the word before the pop-up reads it. The more you do this, the sooner you will learn to figure out words without having to click on them.
You can learn all you need about PQs by just using the PQ Pop-up and paying attention to the way letters look and sound. However, if you are interested in learning the logic behind PQs, click here for a guided tour.
The Speaker Buttons:
Whenever you see this button at the beginning of a line or paragraph, click it and we will read the words to you. Sometimes the speaker button will be located at the end of a line, or paragraph. Sometimes there will be a button at the beginning and at the end of a line or paragraph. When the button is at the end, click it only when you are not sure you recognized each of the words, or when you didn’t understand what the sentence or paragraph meant.
Stop Words: Sometimes clicking the 1st Speaker button will begin a stream of reading to you that will suddenly stop on words. When the reading stops on a word, the word will blink. That means that you should click on it, and use the Pop-Up to help you read it.
That’s all you need to know to get started. Just click on the words you don’t recognize and the blue box will pop-up to help you. Clicking on the speaker button will read for you.
Just remember: 1) Click on every word you don’t recognize. 2) Try to read the word in the Pop-up. If you can’t, click the word in the pop-up again. 3) Repeat clicking it, and trying to read it, until you recognize the word.
You can install the Chrome browser extension and add the same PQ App functionality experienced on this page to the pages of the web and to html documents on your local machine (and soon PDFs). To do so, click the following button: