Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom Author : Richard R. Day Publisher : Cambridge University Press Total Pages : 238 Release : 1998-01-13 ISBN 10 : 9780521568296 ISBN 13 : 0521568293 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom Book Description: 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.