Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom

Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom

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This comprehensive examination of extensive reading shows how reading large quantities of books and other materials can provide students with essential practice in learning to read and help them develop a positive attitude towards reading, which is sometimes missed in second language classes. The authors first examine the cognitive and affective nature of reading and then offer a wealth of practical advice for implementing extensive reading with second language learners. Suggestions are provided for integrating extensive reading into the curriculum, establishing a library, selecting reading materials, and keeping records for purposes of evaluation. The text also describes a wide variety of classroom activities to supplement individualized silent reading. The information will be useful both for pre-service teachers and for teachers and administrators who want to improve the teaching of reading in their second language programs.4 The power of extensive reading: Insights from the research The amount of free reading done consistently correlates with performance on reading comprehension tests, a result that confirms the hypothesis that we learn to read by reading. a€”Stephen Krashen (1988 ... Once, a fellow student commented after reading one of my essays, aquot;Wow, you write like those authors (of the books)!aquot; Since then, I haveanbsp;...

Title:Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom
Author: Richard R. Day, Julian Bamford
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1998-01-13

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