Reading in a Second Language: Moving from Theory to Practice

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Cambridge University Press, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 467 pages
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This volume, through a detailed treatment of the cognitive processes that support reading, explains how reading really works. It offers a thorough overview of important and current research, including first language research, which is not often found in second language acquisition (SLA) publications. This book is a true example of applied linguistics; it makes well-defined linkages between theory and practice, discussing the implications and applications of second language reading theories on instructional practices. It is a valuable resource and reference for action researchers, curriculum designers, teachers, administrators, and those interested in exploring theoretical issues grounded in instructional contexts.
  

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This is an EXCELLENT book for teachers interested in the processes and pedagogical applications of reading. Read full review

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Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF READING
1
fluency and comprehension
21
Explaining reading
83
PATTERNS OF VARIATION IN READING
107
DEVELOPING READING COMPREHENSION
195
EXPANDING READING COMPREHENSION
287
Extensive reading
311
The reading curriculum and instruction
329
Reading assessment
352
Further topics and issues in reading
376
References
391
Author Index
455
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William Grabe and Fredricka L Stoller teach English at Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA.

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