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    • What Is Extensive Reading? Brown (1989) explains that extensive reading is carriedout "to achieve a general understanding of a text."
    •  Long and Richards (1971, p.216) identify extensivereading as "occurring when students read largeamounts of high interest material, usually out of class,concentrating on meaning, "reading for gist" andskipping unknown words."
    •  The aims of extensive reading area) to build reader confidenceb) enjoymentc) to create fluencyd) to read Extensive reading is always done for thecomprehension of main ideas, not for specific details.
    •  Simply, extensive reading is reading a lot. Reading for pleasure. Reading at a comfortable “easy” level for the student. Students should not be reaching for a dictionary everysentence or even every paragraph.
    • Characteristics of ER Students read as much as possible A variety of materials on a range of topics is available. Students select what they want to read . The purposes of reading are usually related topleasure, information and general understanding.
    •  Reading is its own reward. Reading is individual and silent. Reading speed is usually faster. The teacher is a role model of a reader for the students. Reading should take place over a sustained period.