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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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

Contents

The Cure
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Other Issues and Conclusions
129
References
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Copyright

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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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