The power of reading: insights from the research

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Libraries Unlimited, Aug 25, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 199 pages
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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. Krashen also explores the 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.

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It was my first introduction to research on literacy. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Gary Paulson - Goodreads

Research on Extensive Reading for foreign language acquisition had a number of links to works b Stephen Krashen. Was pleased that my local library had this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim Shafer - Goodreads

Not an easy read-ALL statistics and study results. Main idea is proven undeniably-that access to books is one of the major causes of illiteracy. Children need access to all kinds of books at all ages ... Read full review

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The Cure
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Other Issues and Conclusions
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References
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About the author (2004)

Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He is best known for his work in establishing a general theory of second language acquisition, as the cofounder of the Natural Approach, and as the inventor of sheltered subject matter teaching. He is the author of numerous books, including Three Arguments Against Whole Language and Why They Are Wrong (1999), Every Person a Reader: An Alternative to the California Task Force Report on Reading (1997), and Under Attack: The Case Against Bilingual Education (1997), all available from Heinemann.

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