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Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom : Cambridge Language Education - Richard R. Day

Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom

Cambridge Language Education

Paperback Published: 5th May 2005
ISBN: 9780521568296
Number Of Pages: 221

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Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom makes the case that extensive reading – the reading of large quantities of easy material – provides essential practice in learning to read.

Extensive reading also develops a positive attitude toward reading so often missed in second language reading classrooms. The authors provide a theoretical foundation for this approach by examining the cognitive and affective nature of reading.

They also offer a wealth of practical suggestions for implementing extensive reading, including integrating it into the curriculum, establishing a library, selecting reading material, and record-keeping evaluation.

It contains a wide variety of classroom activities to supplement individualised silent reading, and a valuable bibliography of the best books written for English language learners.

Industry Reviews

'... the meat of the book, detailed and practical advice on how to organise an extensive reading programme. A must for any teacher training library.' EL Gazette

The Dimensions of Extensive Reading
An Approach Less Taken: Extensive Reading Introduced
A Cognitive View of Reading
Affect: The Secret Garden of Reading
The Power of Extensive Reading: Results from the Research
Extensive Reading and the Second Language Curriculum
Materials for Extensive Reading: Issues in Development
The Cult of Authenticity and The Myth of Simplification
Language Learner Literature
The Practice of Extensive Reading
Setting Up a Program: Curricular Decisions
Materials: The Lure and The Ladder
The Extensive Reading Library
Student Orientation
Building a Community of Readers
The Reading Community in Action
Program Evaluation
Taking the Approach Less Traveled
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ISBN: 9780521568296
ISBN-10: 0521568293
Series: Cambridge Language Education
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 5th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.39