Reading in a Second Language

Reading in a Second Language

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This volume, through a detailed treatment of the cognitive processes that support reading, explains how reading really works. It offers a thorough overview of important and current research, including first language research, which is not often found in second language acquisition (SLA) publications. This book is a true example of applied linguistics; it makes well-defined linkages between theory and practice, discussing the implications and applications of second language reading theories on instructional practices. It is a valuable resource and reference for action researchers, curriculum designers, teachers, administrators, and those interested in exploring theoretical issues grounded in instructional contexts.There is little discussion of fluency instruction beyond the sixth grade, even for remedial purposes. There is also ... Rasinskia#39;s book is a thorough and accessible overview of reading-fluency practice involving oral reading. ... In addition, he discusses ways to integrate multiple fluency practices into daily and weekly lessons.

Title:Reading in a Second Language
Author:William Grabe
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2008-12-15


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