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Krashen, Stephen D. The Power of Reading. Insights from the Research. 2. Aufl. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. (199 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1591581699
BibTeX citation key: Krashen1993
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Keywords: Didaktik und Pädagogik, Sprache
Creators: Krashen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (Santa Barbara)
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Abstract
Continuing the case for free voluntary reading set out in the book's 1993 first edition, this new, updated, and much-looked-for second edition explores new research done on the topic in the last ten years as well as looking anew at some of the original research reviewed. Krashen also explores research surrounding the role of school and public libraries and the research indicating the necessity of a print-rich environment that provides light reading (comics, teen romances, magazines) as well as the best in literature to assist in educating children to read with understanding and in second language acquisition. He looks at the research surrounding reading incentive/rewards programs and specifically at the research on AR (Accelerated Reader) and other electronic reading products.

Table of Contents

Introduction (ix)

1. The Research (1)
The Evidence for FVR (1)
– In-School Free Reading Programs (1)
– Reported Free Voluntary Reading (8)
– Reported Free Reading in a Second Language (9)
– The Author Recognition Test (11)
– Read and Test Studies (13)
– Summary (17)
The Alternative to Free Reading: Direct Instruction (18)
– The Complexity Argument (18)
– Competence without Instruction (20)
– The Effect of Instruction (25)
Other Benefits of Reading (28)
– The Pleasure of Reading (28)
Reading and Cognitive Development (35)
– Good Thinkers Read More (36)
– Reading and Writing Apprehension (36)
– Conclusion (37)
An Interpretation (37)
Notes (40)

2. The Cure (57)
Access (57)
– More Access at Home Results in More Reading (57)
– Better Classroom Libraries Result in More Reading (58)
– Better School Libraries Result in More Reading (58)
– Access to Public Libraries Result in More Reading (60)
Comfort and Quiet (63)
Libraries (63)
– Children Get Their Books from Libraries (64)
– Better Libraries Result in Better Reading (65)
– Poverty and Access to Books (68)
– What About School? (70)
– Libraries and Second Language Acquirers (74)
– Money for Libraries: Who Is Paying Now? (75)
Reading Aloud (77)
Reading Experience (81)
– Home Run Books (82)
Models (84)
Providing Time to Read (85)
Direct Encouragement (86)
Other Factors (89)
Light Reading: Comic Books (91)
– A Brief History (93)
– Comic Books and Language Development (97)
– Comic Texts (97)
– Experiments with Comic Book Reading (101)
– Comics as a Conduit (103)
– The Case for Comics (109)
Light Reading: The Teen Romance (110)
Light Reading: The Power of Magazines (113)
Is Light Reading Enough? (114)
Do Rewards Work? (116)
– What Does the Research Say? (117)
– Reading Management Programs (119)
Notes (122)

3. Other Issues and Conclusions (129)
The Limits of Reading (129)
Writing (132)
– Writing Style Comes from Reading (132)
– More Writing Does Not Mean Better Writing (134)
– What Writing Does (137)
The Effect of Television (139)
– Does More Television Mean Less Reading? (140)
– The Language of Television (142)
– Television and Language Development (144)
– Television: A Summary (145)
Second Language Acquires (146)
Conclusion (149)
Notes (152)

References (157)
Researcher Index (189)
Subject Index (196)


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