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|
|Building a Community of Readers|
|The Reading Community in Action|
|Taking the Approach Less Traveled|
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Series: Cambridge Language Education
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
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