Looking for even more tips to improve sight reading? Try these:
* Try to imagine the melody line in your mind before you start playing.
* Play sloooowwwwly.
* Play musically. (Playing slowly facilitates this skill.)
* Make yourself keep going, with no stops, no matter what happens.
* After playing, circle sections to work on later.
* Follow sight reading steps in your practicing, too. Some of the same principles apply, at least in the first stages of perfecting a piece.