What is exactly extensive reading and how to read extensively to get the most out of it?
Extensive reading is best known as a practice in foreign language learning acquisition. However, it has been shown to work also for developing the learners’ general reading abilities (and I also believe that it has even more applications than that…).
We’ll start this video with a definition for extensive reading. Then, we will talk about who is extensive reading suitable for, and what you will need to do before you commit to extensive reading, in order to get the most out of it. Once we have that, we are going to talk about how much, and how long you should be reading for make extensive to work.
Here’s what you are going to find out in this video:
00:00 - 00:28 Intro
00:29 - 01:12 What is extensive reading? (Extensive reading definition)
01:13 - 01:34 Who is extensive reading for?
01:35 - 01:49 How to know you are ready to read extensively?
01:50 - 02:41 What to read when you first start reading extensively?
02:42 - 03:22 What to read when you are closer to advanced learner?
03:23 - 04:32 Why extensive reading requires you to read a lot?
04:33 - 04:32 How long should you read for extensive reading to work?
05:50 - 06:20 The most interesting thing about extensive reading nobody seems to notice
Additional Resources and Research:
Principles Guiding Vocabulary Learning Through Extensive Reading
The Effects of Extensive Reading on Reading Comprehension, Reading Rate & Vocabulary
Relevant research on the content of this video:
What Percentage of Text Understanding is Essential for Comprehension
Unknown Vocabulary Density and It’s Connection to Reading Comprehension
Learners’ Vocabulary Size, and Lexical Threshold for Comprehension
The Percentage of Words Known in a Text and Reading Comprehension
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