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Power of Reading Insights from the Research

ISBN-10: 1591581699

ISBN-13: 9781591581697

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen D. Krashen

List price: $27.00
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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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Book details

List price: $27.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The Research
The Evidence for FVR The Alternative to Free Reading: Direct Instruction Other Benefits of Reading Conclusion An Interpretation
The Cure
Access COmfort and Quiet Libraries Reading Aloud Reading Experience Models Providing Time to Read Direct Encouragement Other Factors Light Reading: Comic Books Light Reading: The Teen Romance Light Reading: The Power of Magazines Is Light Reading Enough? Do Rewards Work?
Other Issues and Conclusions
The Limits of Reading Writing The Effect of Television Second Language Acquires Conclusion