This comprehensive book by renowned scholars Paul Nation and Rob Waring accessibly covers all aspects of extensive reading in second and foreign language contexts. The book serves as a major update to the field on the topic, with current research findings on extensive reading as they relate to motivation, reading fluency, and vocabulary learning, among other topics.
Clear and straightforward, it includes case studies, strategies and methods for implementing and assessing effective extensive reading in the classroom and provides resources and tools for preservice teachers of ESL/EFL and foreign languages.
Suitable for programs in TESOL and Applied Linguistics with courses in L2 reading, reading instruction, TESOL methods, and foreign language reading or teaching, it will appeal to students and preservice teachers as well as English language teaching professionals and EFL/ESL teachers.
Chapter 1: Keeping extensive reading simple
Chapter 2: What are graded readers?
Chapter 3: Case studies of extensive reading programs
Chapter 4: How do you set up and run an extensive reading program?
Chapter 5: How vocabulary is learned from extensive reading
Chapter 6: The most important studies on extensive reading in a foreign language
Chapter 7: Research findings: motivation and pushing learners to read
Chapter 8: Research findings: Does extensive reading result in reading fluency and comprehension improvement?
Chapter 9: Research on vocabulary learning from extensive reading
Chapter 10: Developing reading fluency
Chapter 11: Designing research into extensive reading
Chapter 12: What makes a good graded reading scheme?
Chapter 13: A way forward
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