Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom

The text also describes a wide variety of classroom activities to supplement individualized silent reading.

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Author: Richard R. Day

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568296

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 238

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This comprehensive examination of extensive reading shows how reading large quantities of books and other materials can provide students with essential practice in learning to read and help them develop a positive attitude towards reading, which is sometimes missed in second language classes. The authors first examine the cognitive and affective nature of reading and then offer a wealth of practical advice for implementing extensive reading with second language learners. Suggestions are provided for integrating extensive reading into the curriculum, establishing a library, selecting reading materials, and keeping records for purposes of evaluation. The text also describes a wide variety of classroom activities to supplement individualized silent reading. The information will be useful both for pre-service teachers and for teachers and administrators who want to improve the teaching of reading in their second language programs.

The Benefits of Extensive Reading for Foreign Language Acquisition

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 2,0, University of Osnabrück, language: English, abstract: Great reading skills are indispensable for a learner of a foreign language ...

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Author: Ahmet Yildirim

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656845393

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 11

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 2,0, University of Osnabrück, language: English, abstract: Great reading skills are indispensable for a learner of a foreign language in order to succeed in second language learning. The aim is to be a good reader who is capable of understanding even difficult texts without much effort. Of course, modern life has an effect on pupils’ activities at home so that watching videos or playing computer games can lead to neglect educational activities such as reading books. Of course, there are numerous pupils who really enjoy reading in their leisure time, regarding reading as a hobby. Taking pleasure in an activity generally requires ease and comfort. As second language learning can sometimes be hard and involves a great deal of expense and effort, most pupils have a negative attitude towards reading in a second language. At school, teachers even strengthen students’ antipathy towards reading due to the approach they choose, that is, close and careful examination of difficult, short texts, also known as intensive reading. Another approach to language learning is extensive reading (short: ER) which is rather a less common approach compared to intensive reading. In short, extensive reading refers to the idea that pupils read as many books as possible. They have to be easy to understand so that pupils read them for pleasure. The question now is which of the two approaches contribute most to pupils’ literary skills. In this paper, my goal is to prove that extensive reading programs are very beneficial to language acquisition, but they are not commonplace due to various constraints imposed on the implementation of extensive reading programs at school. At first, I will shortly explain what extensive reading really is by giving definitions. In order to achieve this, I will compare extensive reading with intensive reading which is more common in the context of school. Then, I will examine the numerous benefits of extensive reading as well as some obstacles which explain why extensive reading programs are difficult to implement. At the end, I will introduce practical options and possible solutions in terms of implementing extensive reading programs.

Teaching Extensive Reading in Another Language

This comprehensive book by renowned scholars Paul Nation and Rob Waring accessibly covers all aspects of extensive reading in second and foreign language contexts.

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Author: I.S.P. Nation

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000739893

Category: Education

Page: 197

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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.

Bringing extensive reading into the classroom Into the Classroom

Extensive reading brings substantial benefits to language learning.

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Author: Richard Day, et al

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194426176

Category: Study Aids

Page: 112

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Extensive reading brings substantial benefits to language learning. Find out about the importance of extensive free reading, how to develop extensive reading materials, choosing the right graded readers for your class, exploiting class readers, developing class libraries, and setting up and running reading circles.

Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language

Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Written for the teacher , this book - length treatment of ...

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Author: Richard R. Day

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125337690

Category: Langage et langues - Étude et enseignement

Page: 220

View: 699

This lively collection of over 100 classroom activities allows teachers to exploit fully the language learning potential of extensive reading. The activities, contributed by teachers who have used them successfully in classrooms all over the world, introduce extensive reading to students, and link it with the rest of the language curriculum. Here is a wealth of ideas for encouraging students to read, and for using students' reading experiences for further language practice and learning. These creative and enjoyable speaking, listening, role-play, reading, writing, and vocabulary activities are suitable for students of all ages and levels. Each activity is clearly explained, together with a personal note from its author. This is a handbook for teachers of general language courses, or grammar, listening, speaking, writing, or reading courses. It is written for teachers both non-native and native speaking, and for teachers both novice and experienced. It will also be of interest to teacher-educators.

Extensive Reading

Advanced students, researchers, teacher trainers, and pre- and in-service teachers – and ultimately their students themselves – will benefit from this book.

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Author: Sue Leather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000381603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Extensive Reading 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.

Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner

Work in small groups: Reading activities built up around motivating, challenging comprehension tasks ... Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom.

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Author: Jenefer Philp

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This new volume of work highlights the distinctiveness of child SLA through a collection of different types of empirical research specific to younger learners. Characteristics of children's cognitive, emotional, and social development distinguish their experiences from those of adult L2 learners, creating intriguing issues for SLA research, and also raising important practical questions regarding effective pedagogical techniques for learners of different ages. While child SLA is often typically thought of as simple (and often enjoyable and universally effortless), in other words, as “child's play”, the complex portraits of young second language learners which emerge in the 16 papers collected in this book invite the reader to reconsider the reality for many younger learners. Chapters by internationally renowned authors together with reports by emerging researchers describe second and foreign language learning by children ranging from pre-schoolers to young adolescents, in home and school contexts, with caregivers, peers, and teachers as interlocutors.

Methodology in Language Teaching

Extensive reading in the second language classroom . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Dupuy , B. , & McQuillan , J. ( 1997 ) .

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Author: Jack Croft Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521004403

Category: Education

Page: 422

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This comprehensive anthology gives an overview of current approaches, issues and practices in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages at elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

Children s Literature in Second Language Education

Bringing together leading scholars and teacher educators from across the world, from Europe and the USA to Asia, this book presents the latest research and new perspectives into the uses of children's literature in second language teaching ...

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Author: Janice Bland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441129789

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Bringing together leading scholars and teacher educators from across the world, from Europe and the USA to Asia, this book presents the latest research and new perspectives into the uses of children's literature in second language teaching for children and young adults. Children's Literature in Second Language Education covers such topics as extensive reading, creative writing in the language classroom, the use of picturebooks and graphic novels in second language teaching and the potential of children's literature in promoting intercultural education. The focus throughout the book is on creative approaches to language teaching, from early years through to young adult learners, making this book an essential read for those studying or embarking on second language teaching at all levels.

English Language Teaching Today

Extensive reading in the second language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Dupuy, B. C. (1999). Narrow listening: An alternative way to ...

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Author: Willy A. Renandya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319388342

Category: Education

Page: 307

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English Language Teaching Today: Linking Theory and Practice provides an up-to-date account of current principles and practices for teaching English in the world today. The chapters, written by internationally recognized language teacher educators and TESOL specialists, introduce the reader to key language skill areas (i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary) and explain how each skill area can be taught in a principled manner in diverse language learning contexts. Throughout the book, the link between theory and practice is explicitly highlighted and exemplified. This reader-friendly book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in TESOL and other second language education programmes as well as for TESOL professionals who wish to stay current with recent developments in ELT.

Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom

... Series: Adults ESL Acquisition', Journal of Reading 37:662–667. Day, R. R. and Bamford, J. (1998) Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom.

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Author: Masayuki Teranishi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137443663

Category: Education

Page: 329

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This book examines how literary texts can be incorporated into teaching practices in an EFL classroom. It takes a multi-faceted approach to how English language teaching and learning can best be developed through presentation and exploration of literary texts.

Reading in a Second Language

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Author: William Grabe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521729742

Category: Education

Page: 467

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Language Learning Beyond the Classroom

Neither program, however, offers quizzes for graded readers and lacks specific functions that allow ... Extensive reading in the second language classroom.

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Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134675661

Category: Education

Page: 302

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This volume presents case studies of language learning beyond the classroom. The studies draw on a wide range of contexts, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Each provides principled links between theory, research and practice. While out-of-class learning will not replace the classroom, ultimately all successful learners take control of their own learning. This book shows how teachers can help learners bridge the gap between formal instruction and autonomous language learning. Although English is the primary focus of most chapters, there are studies on a range of other languages including Spanish and Japanese.

Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium

Extensive reading in the second language classroom. New York: Cambridge University Press. Bamford, J., & Day, R. R. (2004) (Eds.). Extensive reading ...

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Author: Maricel G. Santos

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483428512

Category: Education

Page:

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This book presents the proceedings of the Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition Ninth Symposium, August 2013, held at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, in one of San Francisco’s most celebrated and culturally vibrant neighborhoods. If you were able to join us for the Symposium, you may recall a large ceramic disc hanging over the college’s entryway, a replica of the Tonalmachiotl, Piedra del Sol, or Sunstone, an Aztec Calendar. Early Mesoamerican culture is thought to have viewed time as circular: by recording events of the past, one could predict the future. And there lies the spirit of our LESLLA 2013 Proceedings, which aims to document themes from the 2013 conference, in an effort to better understand where we in LESLLA are heading as a sub-discipline within the literacy field.

Reading in a Second Language

Does a reading program work in a foreign language classroom? Paper presented in the Extensive Reading Colloquium at the American Association of Applied ...

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Author: A.H. Urquhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317885689

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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Reading in a Second Language sets the testing and teaching of reading against a theoretical background, discussing research from both applied linguistics and cognitive psychology. Where possible, it focuses on research into second language readers and distinguishes different kinds of reading, particularly expeditious as opposed to careful reading, and emphasizes the validity of each.Sandy Urquhart and Cyril Weir relate testing and teaching, discussing similarities and differences, providing a comprehensive survey of both methods with the emphasis on those which have been substantiated or supported by research evidence. Finally, the book proposes specific research topics, and detailed advice on how to construct tests of language for academic purposes and suggestions for further research.

Reading in a Second Language

Extensive reading in the second language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ducate, L. C., Anderson, L.L., & Moreno, N. (2011).

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Author: Xi Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134690992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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Reading in a Second Language offers a comprehensive survey of the phenomenon and process of reading in a second language, with graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and applied psychology as its primary audience. The book explores reading processes from a number of complementary standpoints, integrating perspectives from fields such as first and second language reading, second language acquisition, linguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. The first half examines major factors in second language reading: types of scripts, the cognitive and neural substrates of reading; metalinguistic awareness, word recognition, language transfer, and lexical knowledge. The second part of the book discusses the social and educational contexts in which reading development occurs, including issues related to pedagogy, the use of technology in the classroom, reading disorders, and policy making. Reading in a Second Language provides students with a full, logically organized overview of the primary factors that shape reading development and processes in a second language.

Early Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Reading in a Foreign Language 14 (2), 136-141. Day, R. and Bamford, J. (1998) Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom.

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Author: Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788922524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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This book provides a holistic overview of what leads to success in foreign language learning at an early age and deepens our understanding of early foreign language learning. The studies use an array of methodological approaches to research learners aged between three and ten, as well as their parents and teachers, in instructional, minimal-input settings. They describe various ways of organising and promoting very early foreign language learning, both through language policy and innovative pedagogy, and focus on ways of providing input for second language acquisition, which include oral classroom discourse strategies, as well as learner development of literacy skills. Special attention is given to the necessity to develop critical reading skills, the ability to handle multimodal texts, and attitudes, motivations and behaviours and how these may impact on the teaching and learning process. Chapters emphasise that ultimate outcomes depend on extra linguistic environmental factors, such as parental involvement and teacher competences. These include establishing control in the classroom, as well as using appropriate strategies for Negotiation of Meaning, and helping learners build positive self-concept. This book will be of interest to all professionals involved in the teaching of foreign languages to young learners, as well as to researchers, teacher educators and students working in this area.