This book is an innovative resource bridging theory and practice for those seeking to learn about extensive reading (ER) for L2 students language development, including ways to motivate students to read extensively and to assess learning. Grounded in contemporary theory and the latest research both on ER and motivation, experts Sue Leather and Jez Uden offer a rich array of original activities to help teachers in the classroom and beyond with this effective but difficult-to-implement pedagogical tool. Advanced students, researchers, teacher trainers, and pre- and in-service teachers – and ultimately their students themselves – will benefit from this book.
Table of Contents
Part 1: From Research to Implications
Part 2: From Implications to Application
Part 3: From Application to Implementation
Part 4: From Implementation to Research
Sue Leather is an English Language Teaching consultant, teacher trainer, editor and writer. She has worked as a teacher and trainer in the UK, Canada, Spain and the Netherlands. She has run courses for teachers and teacher trainers in many other parts of the world.
Sue has written over 30 graded readers for a range of publishers, specialising in original fiction. Her reader Desert, Mountain, Sea (Oxford University Press) has been in print since 1989. Her reader Dead Cold (Cambridge University Press) won the Extensive Reading Foundation award in 2005 and her reader Ask a Friend (StandFor/FTD Educaçao) won the award in 2019. She was the Joint Series Editor of Page Turners (Cengage/National Geographic). She is a board member of the Extensive Reading Foundation and has spoken about using readers and writing readers at conferences around the world.
Jez Uden has worked as an English language teacher and teacher trainer in the UK, Italy, Australia, Qatar, Vietnam, and Spain. He is a published researcher in the field of Extensive Reading, and has presented