Graded readers: How the publishers make the grade Claridge, Gillian 2020-05-22T02:14:39Z 2020-05-22T02:14:39Z 2012-04
dc.description.abstract Publishing graded readers is big business, but there is evidence that the texts themselves are not being read in sufficient quantity to improve language proficiency. This article reports on a study of graded readers, focusing on interviews with some major publishers of graded readers, to investigate their production rationales. The findings suggest that the opinions of the ultimate consumers, the learners, are not regularly researched, with publishers tending to base production more on the demands of teachers and librarians who buy the books. The largest quantity of graded readers is produced for the intermediate levels, although if pleasure reading is the main purpose of graded readers, it would seem logical to publish a greater number of texts at the lowest level, to inculcate good reading habits from the start.
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66668
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject graded readers
dc.subject extensive reading
dc.subject publishers
dc.subject learners
dc.subject levels
dc.subject reading habits
dc.title Graded readers: How the publishers make the grade
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.rfl.topic Graded Readers
prism.endingpage 119
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 106
prism.volume 24
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