The Power of Reading

The Power of Reading

Insights From the Research

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"The first edition argued that free voluntary reading (FVR) is the most effective toll available for increasing literacy. Whether the medium is graphic novels, teen romances, the sports page, or literature, it is the act of reading itself that is the key to linguistic improvement. This long-awaited second edition promises to be no less influential. Extensively revised and updated, Dr. Stephen D. Krashen's cumulation of years of meticulous research from many different countries offers compelling evidence for his arguments. Krashen includes the latest research and trends on the topic while also revisiting the research presented in the first edition.
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited ; Heinemann,
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781591581697
Branch Call Number: ANF 028.9 KRAS
Characteristics: xi, 199 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 12, 2016

I feel so vindicated after reading this. I've been practicing much of what this book is preaching (Read, read, read), and seeing such good results among my students without stressing them needlessly or forcing them to do mindless busywork (and I'm so thankful in our little school that I'm free to do that). I shall continue as I have been, and throw this at the naysayers and should-ers.

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