The Power of Reading

The Power of Reading

Insights From the Research

Book - 2004
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Continuing the case for free voluntary reading set out in the book's 1993 first edition, this new, updated, and much-looked-for second edition explores new research done on the topic in the last 10 years as well as looking anew at some of the original research reviewed. Krashen also explores research surrounding the role of school and public libraries and the research indicating the necessity of a print-rich environment that provides light reading (comics, teen romances, magazines) as well as the best in literature to assist in educating children to read with understanding and in second language acquisition. He looks at the research surrounding reading incentive/rewards programs and specifically at the research on AR (Accelerated Reader) and other electronic reading products
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited ; Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2004
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781591581697
Characteristics: xi, 199 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 12, 2016

I feel so vindicated after reading this. I've been practicing much of what this book is preaching (Read, read, read), and seeing such good results among my students without stressing them needlessly or forcing them to do mindless busywork (and I'm so thankful in our little school that I'm free to do that). I shall continue as I have been, and throw this at the naysayers and should-ers.


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