The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research

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Libraries Unlimited, Jan 1, 1993 - Education - 119 pages
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"The author 'outlines and "proves" via...research reports how Free Voluntary Reading (FVR), the use of in-school free reading programs, is beneficial to children's reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development....This book will be useful for teachers and librarians (media specialists) who need solid data and numbers to take to their library directors or principals.'"

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Krashen definitely did his research! - Goodreads
It was my first introduction to research on literacy. - Goodreads
This research has been here for years. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Annie Oosterwyk - Goodreads

This was a very affirming book for librarians. A review of the research that supports the power of libraries with trained staff in schools. Student choice of reading material, time to free read, and light reading are all strategies to engage readers and painlessly improve reading ability. Read full review

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User Review  - Ilib4kids - Goodreads

028.9 KRA 2004 Research study FVR or more general term: recreational reading. FVR (Free voluntary reading): no book report, no questions at end of chapter, no look-up every vocabulary. Put down a book ... Read full review


The Cure
Other Issues and Conclusions
Researcher Index
Subject Index

About the author (1993)

STEPHEN KRASHEN is Professor, School of Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. An Honoree of the National Association for Bilingual Education, his research specialty is language acquisition.

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