Free Voluntary Reading

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ABC-CLIO, May 18, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 90 pages
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Free voluntary reading looks better and more powerful than ever. Stephen D. Krashen, PhD, is an advocate for free voluntary reading in schools and has published many journal articles on the subject. Free Voluntary Reading: Power 2010 collects the last ten years of his extensive work and reconsiders all aspects of this important debate in light of the latest findings.

The book provides an accessible examination of topics, such as free voluntary reading's value in language and literary acquisition domestically and worldwide, recent developments in support of free voluntary reading, whether rewards-based programs benefit the development of lifelong reading, the value of phonics in reading instruction, and trends in literacy in the United States.

 

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In this must-read book, Krashen has assembled a collection of his recent journal articles about FVR from a variety of journals teacher librarians would not normally see crossing their desks. It’s ... Read full review

Contents

1 EightyThree Generalizations About Free Voluntary Reading
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2 Does the Power of Reading Apply to All Languages?
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A MetaAnalysis
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4 Should We Reward Recreational Reading?
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Another Case of the Shock Doctrine?
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6 Does Intensive Decoding Instruction Contribute to Reading Comprehension?
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7 Free Voluntary WebSurfing
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8 Hypotheses About Free Voluntary Reading
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Index
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Stephen Krashen, PhD, is an advocate for free voluntary reading in schools.

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