Study the first half of hiragana/katakana
Here is the speedreading page, if you want to give that a shot on your own. Practice reading aloud here, if no where else.
Also, here is the drill sheet for the first half of hiragana/katakana/. If you missed it, lost it, dog ate it, or whatever, you can download it here, print, and submit. if f you re-submit for extra-credit points, be sure to write "e.c." by your name.