read for

read for (something)

1. To read something for some specific task or goal. A noun or pronoun can come between "read" and "for." I always hated reading for class—the only books I can remember are ones I read for pleasure. I read books as a proofreader for a living, so I actually hate to read in my spare time. Read this draft for any mistakes and send me a revised version on Monday.
2. To audition for a specific role by reading lines from a play or script. Hi, my name is Shane Wilson, and I'll be reading for the part of Othello.
See also: read

read for something

to read, looking especially for something, such as errors, clarity, etc. Please read this manuscript for spelling and grammar errors. Read this book for entertainment and nothing more.
See also: read

read for

v.
1. To study for something, as an examination, degree, or certification: They are in the library reading for their exams next week.
2. To read or examine something in order to look for something specific: I read the text once for comprehension and a second time for pleasure. The writer hired an assistant to read for errors. The tracker read the trail for signs of foxes.
3. To audition for some acting role: Five people read for the part of Hamlet in the school play.
See also: read
References in classic literature ?
As books increased, less and less did people gather to hear others read aloud or tell tales, and more and more people learned to read for themselves, until now there is hardly a boy or girl in all the land who cannot read a little.
While some educators think that light reading is a waste of time and that the only truly beneficial reading is difficult reading, the authors demonstrate that "the best way to encourage reading' is to provide access to compelling reading materials." In other words, what young people select to read for fun matters more than many educators believe.
Students who do not read for pleasure but only do so when they are completing school assignments is a problem that can affect students' future learning and academic success (Sullivan, 2002).
A recent Ofsted report (2004) indicated that few schools engaged the interest of children who, although competent readers, did not read for pleasure.
On the pages of Curious Creatures--Wondrous Waifs my life with animals writer Kostro has crafted a lovely read for all lovers of animals large and small.
I read for pleasure and to be informed," she says, as her eyes wander around my study and curiously across the shelves filled with children's books from Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Russia and Trinidad.
* in a national SmartGirl study, 72 percent either "read constantly for my own personal satisfaction" of "I don't have much time to read for pleasure but I like to when I get the chance"; over 90 percent said they read a book a month of more; 62 percent got their books from the school library.
Her Friday morning group selects single topics to read for an entire year.
Each student read for approximately 20 minutes per session.
They all read for action in the public realm; they all read politically.
Read for 1989 and 1990 indicating that the principal payments were long-term capital gain.
A fundamental question obviously is: Do students read for pleasure and, if so, what are they reading?
Without page or chapter markers, how will they know how much to read for a given class?
Also, it is suggested that there is a need for teacher-educators, and teacher education candidates to spend time helping students read for leisure.