Various ER Links:
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Extensive Reading Sites
The JALT ER Special Interest Group An active group of members within the Japan Association of Language Teachers which promotes research and teaching related to ER.
Rob Waring’s Extensive Reading Website Most of this content has been moved to ER-Central
SSS (Start with Simple Stories) One of the most active ER groups run in Japanese for Japanese teachers of English. Excellent explanations, links and resources if you want to introduce ER to a Japanese colleague.
- ESL Reading
Kieran McGovern’s site with free graded reading materials
- ESL Reading
A wide selection of short passages at low and intermediate levels. Advertisements appear on each page, some of which might be offensive to young learners or those of certain cultural backgrounds. Paid membership removes the adverts.
- Reading Resources Repository
Maintained by John Paul Loucky
Self-study materials for learners
Various Extensive Reading Articles
Why ER is indispensable by Rob Waring
An Extensive Reading Program for Your ESL Classroom by Mary Clarity
Starting an Extensive Reading Program by Lois Scott-Conley
Get an Extensive Reading program going by Rob Waring
10 points for ER (In Japanese) by SSS
Extensive Reading: Why and How?; Introducing ER by Timothy Bell of Kuwait University.
A nice article by Alan Maley on the benefits of ER. ER: Why it is good for our students… and for us
Top 10 principles for Teaching Extensive Reading Richard Day summarizes some of the key techniques for promoting ER in the classroom.
Characteristics of Extensive Reading from Day & Bamford, p. 7-8
Extensive Reading: Why? and How by Timothy Bell, from The Internet TESL Journal
The Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading Postgraduate Study & Research (Sadly now closed)
Extensive Reading: What Is It? Why Bother? by Julian Bamford & Richard R. Day, The Language Teacher, May 1997
Graded and Extensive Reading — Questions and Answers by Rob Waring, The Language Teacher, May 1997
The Language Learning Benefits of Extensive Reading by Paul Nation, The Language Teacher, May 1997
Reaching Reluctant Readers by Richard Day and Julian Bamford, in Forum, Vol 38 No 3, July – September 2000
Reading courses – a question of self-motivation? by Andrew Barfield, Learning Learning, Vol.3, no.3 (January, 1997)
SSS Extensive Reading Method Proves Effective Way to Learn English by FURUKAWA Akio, SEG (Scientific Education Group), April 2006
Why Extensive Reading should be an indispensable part of all language programs by Rob Waring (PDF file)
Why do you like Extensive Reading? Responses to a questionnaire conducted by Rob Waring, Autumn 1999.
Free Voluntary Reading and Fairy/Folk Tale Listening Beniko Mason’s book in Japanese on ER:Seizansha ISBN 4-88359-239-1 A shorter online version of the book without the research section.
- Graded (Basal) Readers — Choosing The Best
- Online extensive reading opportunities for lower-level learners of EFL/ESL
by Ken Schmidt, TESL-EJ, Vol. 4.1
Extensive Reading: from graded to authentic text by Andrew Barfield
Many many many more soon!