Extensive reading , free reading , book flood , or reading for pleasure is a way of language learning , including foreign language learning, through large amounts of reading. Extensive reading is an approach to second language teaching and learning which can help students to read more successful extensive reading means that students read very easy and enjoyable books for pleasure to build their reading speed and reading fluency below their level of english. Goal of extensive reading to fluently read massive amounts of comprehensible language within one's comfort zone to build fluency while consolidating language knowledge waring. 4 (general physics) physics of or relating to a property, measurement, etc, of a macroscopic system that is proportional to the size of the system: heat is an extensive property. The intensive reading web suite consists of 7 separate web-based programs that improve students' reading comprehension and vocabulary skills evaluation versions of all of the programs may be accessed by clicking the launch demo button and waiting for the program to load.
Extensive reading is most easily understood by contrasting it to intensive reading—the type of reading most often found in foreign language learning programs intensive reading materials are often hard for students and are packed with new vocabulary or difficult grammar. Extensive reading can be considered a communicative meaning-oriented, real reading approach to reading instruction in contrast to form-oriented, discrete skills, or translation approaches paradoxically, however, it is the very communicative insistence on authentic texts that makes extensive reading all but impossible for less than. Proposed model of extensive reading program for georgian universities the characteristics of the program a teaching model of an extensive reading program the role of motivation reading requirements, activities and testing in an extensive reading program selecting reading material obstacles in teaching extensive reading conclusion references ,.
Reading in a foreign language volume 14, number 2, october 2002 issn 1539-0578 top ten principles for teaching extensive reading 1 richard day university of hawai`i at manoa. To link to the entire object, paste this link in email, im or document to embed the entire object, paste this html in website to link to this page, paste this link in email, im or document. In simple terms extensive reading is reading as many easy books as possible for pleasure, and can be contrasted with intensive reading which is slow, careful reading of a short, difficult text day and bamford (1998), day (2002), prowse (2002), and maley (2008 and 2009) have identified a number of.
Three experiments confirm the value of extensive reading in english as a foreign language (elf) in extensive reading, students do self-selected reading with only minimal accountability, writing brief summaries or comments on what they have read. When students read for pleasure (aka extensive reading), they improve in all four skills areas this makes intuitive sense after all, what could be better for your english than getting lost in a book, absorbing language patterns without even thinking about it unfortunately, we can't just assign. This piece is about ways in which intensive reading can be employed in the efl classroom as well as in children's native language classes one way to understand intensive reading is by contrasting it with extensive reading. Extensive reading is an approach to second-language acquisition english language learners read high-interest, accessible texts that enable them to gain fluency, improve comprehension, build vocabulary and read independently the benefits of extensive reading are far-reaching: independent readers. A rock hound whose extensive reading enables him to identify just about any rock or mineral synonyms of extensive broad , deep , expansive , extended , far-flung , far-reaching , rangy , sweeping , wide , wide-ranging , widespread.
Extensive reading is a way of learning a language, especially a second or foreign language, by reading large mount of texts first language and second language. An extensive reading program was established for elementary level language learners at the british council language center in sanaa, yemen. This site provides extensive information on reading strategies and skills some subheadings include: what is reading, mental processing, reading and study skills, reading college texts, speed reading strategies, sq4r and pq4r strategies, critical reading across disciplines, proofreading, general reading strategies, reading literature, reading books, short story elements recognizing literary. Extensive reading was the main part of the course when students finished a book, they wrote a summary of the book in english (from a half to a whole page), then wrote an appreciation of the book in japanese as well.
Where i work extensive reading is part of the curriculum i designed this worksheet in order to check the pupils' progress although i designed it as a test, it can easily be adapted as a normal report card that can be adapted to your individual needs. Extensive reading activitiespdf - download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online.
Timothy bell timothy [at] hsc kuniv edu kw kuwait university abstract an extensive reading program was established for elementary level language learners at the british council language center in sanaa, yemen. Extensive reading day and bamford (1998) credited harold palmer as the first to use the term extensive in referring to a large amount of reading with a focus on the meaning of the text. Intensive reading showing top 8 worksheets in the category - intensive reading some of the worksheets displayed are intensive instruction for middle schoolhigh school, grade 6 module 1 instructional focus long term targets, intensive reading extensive reading and the english, key issues in teaching eflesl intensive reading a, the effect of intensive and extensive reading strategies, does. Extensive reading is a technique in which you learn a foreign language by reading a lot-a lot-of it the idea is to read for fun, not to learn don't pore over every word or sentence you don't understand that's called intensive reading, and is the exact opposite of extensive reading.