Evidence that ER Works

ER increases reading skills, speed and understanding.

Suk, N. (2017).The effects of extensive reading on reading comprehension, reading rate, and vocabulary acquisition. Reading Research Quarterly, 52(1), 73-89.https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rrq.152

Robb, T., & Kano, M. (2013). Effective extensive reading outside the classroom: A large-scale experiment. Reading in a Foreign Language, 25(2), 234-247.
 http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/October2013/articles/robb.pdf

ER builds vocabulary.

Waring, R. & Takaki, (2003 October) At what rate do learners learn and retain new vocabulary from reading a graded reader? Reading in a Foreign Language (15),2.
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/October2003/waring/waring.pdf

Rodrigo, V. (1995, March) Does a reading program work in a foreign language classroom? Paper presented at the Extensive Reading Colloquium, American Association of Applied Linguistics, Long Beach, CA.

Hafiz, F.M. & Tudor, I (1990). Graded readers as an input medium in L2 learning, System, 18 (1), 31-42.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0346251X90900262

ER expands grammar knowledge.

Rezaee, A. & Nourzadeh, (2011, September) S. Does Extensive Reading Improve EFL learners‟ Processing Ability? Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 1 (9), pp. 1167-1175,
http://www.academypublication.com/issues/past/tpls/vol01/09/14.pdf

ER develops listening and speaking ability.

Cho, K.-S., & Krashen, S.D. (1994) Acquisition of vocabulary from the Sweet Valley Kids series: Adult ESL acquisition, Journal of Reading, 37 (8), 662-667
http://www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/1994_sweet_valley_high_with_kscho.pdf

ER correlates with improvement on tests like the TOEIC.

Nishizawa, H., Yoshioka, T., & Fukada, M. (2010). The impact of a 4-year extensive reading program. In A. M. Stoke (Ed.), JALT2009 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT.
http://jalt-publications.org/archive/proceedings/2009/E035.pdf

ER increases student enjoyment of reading.

Elley, W.B. (1991). Acquiring literacy in a second language: The effect of book-based programs. Language Learning. 41 (3) 375-411.

Cho, K.-S., & Krashen, S.D. (1994) Acquisition of vocabulary from the Sweet Valley Kids series: Adult ESL acquisition, Journal of Reading, 37 (8), 662-667
http://www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/1994_sweet_valley_high_with_kscho.pdf

Rodrigo, V. (1995, March) Does a reading program work in a foreign language classroom? Paper presented at the Extensive Reading Colloquium, American Association of Applied Linguistics, Long Beach, CA.

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