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Extensive reading

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Extensive reading

  1. 1. EXTENSIVE READING<br />Presentedby<br />ColinPring<br />
  2. 2. Extensive reading is an approach to language learning, including foreign language learning, by the means of a large amount of reading. <br />
  3. 3. The learners view and review of unknown words in specific context will allow the learner to infer <br /> the word's meaning, and thus to learn unknown words. While the mechanism is commonly accepted as true, its importance in language learning is disputed.<br />
  4. 4. Free voluntary reading refers to using extensive reading in language education. Students are free to choose a book that they like and are allowed to read it at their own pace. The aim of a free voluntary reading program is to help students to enjoy reading, so assessment is usually minimized or eliminated entirely.<br />
  5. 5. Materials<br />
  6. 6. The idea behind extensive reading is that a lot of reading of interesting material that is slightly below, at, or barely above the full comprehension level of the reader will foster improved language skills.<br />The material should be varied in subject matter and character.<br />
  7. 7. Students choose their own reading material and are not compelled to finish uninteresting materials. Reading material is normally for pleasure, information or general understanding; reading is its own reward with few or no follow-up exercises after reading; reading is individual and silent. Reading speed is usually faster when students read materials they can easily understand.<br />
  8. 8. Setting a library<br />Teachers can have diverse options like:<br /> Penguin readers<br /> Classics<br /> Comics<br /> Newspapers<br /> Magazines<br /> History books<br /> Science books<br />
  9. 9. The role of the teacher in extensive reading programmes<br />The teacher is a role model who also orients the students to the goals of the program, explains the idea and methodology, keeps records of what has been read, and guides students in material selection and maximizing the effect of the program. <br />
  10. 10. Teachers orient students to the goals of the program, explain the methodology, keep track of what each student reads, and guide students in getting the most out of the program and reading in general.<br />
  11. 11. Extensive reading task<br />Drawing and designing:<br />Design a new cover for your book.<br />Draw a series of pictures illustrating the story or main events of the story.<br />Draw a map showing where the story takes place.<br />Design a movie poster for your book.<br />Make a time line of major events in the book<br />Create a bingo game which includes words like names of characters, places and items from the story.<br />Design an advertisement for T.V., radio or newspaper, trying to sell the book.<br />Make up a “wanted” poster for one of the characters.<br />
  12. 12. Writing:<br />Write a letter to one of the characters.<br />Write a diary for one of the characters.<br />Make up a different ending for the story.<br />Make up a different beginning for the story.<br />Have an interview with one of the characters.<br />
  13. 13. Extensive reading is contrasted with intensive reading, which is slow, careful reading of a small amount of difficult text – it is when one is "focused on the language rather than the text“. Extensive and intensive reading are two approaches to language learning and instruction, and may be used concurrently; intensive reading is however the more common approach, and often the only one used.<br />

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