The Power of Reading - Stephen Krashen
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Video from The University of Georgia College of Education YouTube Channel
Dr. Krashen is professor emeritus at USC, a linguist, educational researcher, and activist, and self-professed "grammar wonk". He speaks often on L2 acquisition, neurolinguistics, reading and the controversial topic of bilingual education. He promotes the use of free voluntary reading during second-language acquisition, which he says "is the most powerful tool we have in language education."
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Krashen encourages us to think about the value of reading for students. Not reading instruction, not reading motivational programs, not literacy strategies or vocabulary systems, but just reading.Does this approach resonate with your own teaching? Are there "take-aways" for your practice?
Other readings to peruse:"The Case for Narrow Reading" by Stephen KrashenLanguage Magazine 3(5):17-19, (2004) http://www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/narrow.pdf"Free Voluntary reading: New Research, Applications, and Controversies"Stephen Krashen - Paper presented at the RELC conference, Singapore, April, 2004http://www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/singapore.pdfWhy We Should Stop Scolding Teenagers and Their Schoolshttp://www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/krashen_stop_scolding.pdf2006 Encyclo-Media Conference: Encouraging Reading by Stephen Krashenhttps://archive.org/details/WesleyA.FryerPodcast80EncouragingReadingbyStephenKrashen88 Generalizations about Free Voluntary Readinghttp://www.sdkrashen.com/content/handouts/88_generalizations.pdf
What problems do you foresee adopting his methods?