Evidence that ER Works

ER increases reading skills, speed and understanding.

Aka, N. (2018) Reading performance of Japanese high school learners following a one-year extensive reading program, Reading in a Foreign Language 31(1), 1-18. Available: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/April2019/April2019/articles/aka.pdf

Here is a short PPT that summarizes the results.

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

Aka, N. (2018) Reading performance of Japanese high school learners following a one-year extensive reading program, Reading in a Foreign Language 31(1), 1-18.   http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/April2019/April2019/articles/aka.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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