AKITA – April 2015 – Activating Extensive Reading – Thomas Bieri, Nanzan University. Extensive reading has recently become a well-known technique for language study and many programs and individual instructors have been incorporating it into their language teaching practice. However, many educators may not have confidence that they fully understand what ER is or how they can take advantage of the benefits. The presentation began with a definition of ER, and a general introduction to the principles of extensive reading, particularly as defined by Day and Bamford (1998, 2002). The presenter then demonstrated several classroom activities related to extensive reading and discussed several ways of managing and tracking student reading, most notably the MReader website run by Dr. Thomas Robb.
Reported by Stephen Shucart
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