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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
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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.

'... 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
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.39