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The power of reading : insights from the research

Author: Stephen D Krashen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Krashen, Stephen D.
Power of reading.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited ; Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2004
(OCoLC)676867950
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen D Krashen
ISBN: 1591581699 9781591581697
OCLC Number: 54501289
Description: xi, 199 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The research --
The evidence of FVR --
In-school free reading programs --
Reported free voluntary reading --
Reported free reading in a second language --
The author of recognition test --
Read and test studies --
Summary --
The alternative to free reading: direct instruction --
The complexity argument --
Competence without instruction --
The effect of instruction --
Other benefits of reading --
The pleasure of reading --
Reading and cognitive development --
Good thinkers read more --
Reading and writing apprehension --
The cure --
Access --
More access at home results in more reading --
Better classroom libraries result in more reading --
Better school libraries result in more reading --
Access to public libraries result in more reading --
Comfort and quiet --
Libraries --
Children get their books from the libraries --
Better libraries result in better reading --
Poverty and access to books --
What bout schools? --
Libraries and second language acquirers --
Money for libraries: who is paying now? --
Reading aloud --
Reading experience --
Home run books --
Models --
Providing time to read --
Direct encouragement --
Other factors --
Light reading: comic books --
A brief history --
Comic books and language development --
Comic texts --
Experiments with comic book reading --
Comics as a conduit --
The case for comics --
Light reading: the teen romance --
Light reading: the power of magazines --
Is light reading enough? --
Do rewards work? --
What does the research say? --
Reading management programs --
Other issues and conclusions --
The limits of reading --
Writing --
Writing style comes from reading --
More writing does not mean better writing --
What writing does --
The effect of television --
Does more television mean less reading? --
The language of television --
Television and language development --
Television: a summary --
Second language acquirers.
Responsibility: Stephen D. Krashen.

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The first edition of this book laid out the case for FVR (free voluntary reading) as the most powerul tool available for building a child's vocabulary and increasing the ability to read, write, spell  Read more...

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"One could term this book as a major cannon in the reading research wars. Krashen builds his case for wide reading by analyzing and presenting in a very readable text hundreds of research studies Read more...

 
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