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Implementing an extensive reading program and library for adult literacy learners
|Title:||Implementing an extensive reading program and library for adult literacy learners|
show 3 moreBrinck, Tanya
sustained silent reading
|Date Issued:||Oct 2007|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center|
Center for Language & Technology
|Abstract:||This article describes the implementation of an extensive reading (ER) program with 43 first language (L1) and second language (L2) adult literacy students. Among them, 16% were nonnative speakers of English. The main principles considered in the design of the program were (a) purpose of reading, (b) reading tactics, (c) material used, and (d) teacher role. The program included sustained silent reading, book talk, and reading aloud. Because a well-equipped library is essential for a successful ER program, this article discusses practical considerations for implementing a library and establishes principles that could guide others working on similar programs. This article also discusses criteria teachers should consider when selecting books for a reading-aloud activity as well as the books and genres that were popular with our sample.|
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Volume 19, No. 2|
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