Published papers and manuscripts available in MS Word, PDF or HTML format.
See also the ER Foundation’s Annotated Bibliography with 500+ entries
- Barfield, Andy — Extensive Reading: from graded to authentic text
Studies in Foreign Language Teaching, 19, 25-48 (Foreign Language Center, University of Tsukuba).
- Barfield, Andy — The promise and practice of extensive reading: An interview with George Jacobs and Willy Renandya.
Literacy Across Cultures, 2000. 3(2), 25-30
- Bell, Timothy — Extensive Reading: Speed and Comprehension
InThe Reading Matrix,
Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2001. This study shows significant increases in reading speed and comprehension for the ‘extensive’ group over the ‘intensive’ group.
- Chow, Ping-Ha & Chi-Ting Chou — Evaluating Sustained Silent Reading in Reading Classes,
The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. VI, No. 11, November 2000 .
- Haver, Johanna — Rebuttal of Dr. Stephen Krashen’s Critique of Structured English Immersion
See also Krashen’s original article below.
- Heal, Louise — Motivating large reading classes
The Language Teacher 22(12), December 1998 [Link dead]
- Jacobs, G. M., & Gallo, P. (2002, February). Reading alone together: Enhancing extensive reading via student-student cooperation in second-language instruction.
Reading Online, 5(6)
- Krashen, Stephen — More Smoke and Mirrors: A Critique of the National Reading Panel (NRP) Report on “Fluency”
Phi Delta Kappan, October, 2001
- Krashen, Stephen — Comments on Johanna Haver, Structured English Immersion (2003)
See also J. Haver’s rebuttal listed above.
- Lituanas, Propitas M, George M Jacobs & Willy Renandya — A Study Of Extensive Reading With Remedial Reading Students (MS Word document)
Chapter in a volume published by the International Reading Association: Mee, Cheah Yin & Moi, Ng Seok, Eds. (1999). Language Instructional Issues in Asian Classrooms. pp 89-104. This paper reports a study that used a pre-test, post-test control group design to measure the effectiveness of extensive reading with remedial reducing students in a Philippines secondary school. Results suggest that extensive reading led to greater gains that traditional reading instruction.
- Mason, Beniko and Stephen Krashen — Can We Increase the Power of Reading by Adding More Output and/or Correction? (manuscript)
- Mason, Beniko (2004) — The effect of adding supplementary writing to an extensive reading program
- Mason, Beniko (2005) — Extensive Reading; Why do it, how to do it, how not to do it
- Ono, Leslie, Richard Day, & Kenton Harsch (2004) — Tips for Reading Extensively Forum, Vol 42.4, p. 12
- Pino-Silva, Juan — Extensive Reading Through the Internet: Is It Worth the While?
The Reading Matrix, Vol. 6, No. 1, April 2006.
- Powell, Stephen John — Extensive Reading and Its Role In Japanese High Schools (manuscript)
- Powell, Stephen John — Extensive Reading and its Role in the Future of English Language Teaching in Japanese High Schools
The Reading Matrix, Vol. 5, No. 2, September 2005.
- Renandya, W. A., B. R. S. Rajan,, & G. M. Jacobs — ER with Adult Learners of English as a Second Language
(1999). Extensive reading with adult learners of English as a second language. RELC Journal, 30, 39-61.
This article reports a study that looked at the effect of reading habits on the second language learning of government officials from Vietnam learning English in Singapore. Results suggest that extensive reading is a significant predictor of second language proficiency.
- Robb, Thomas N. & Bernard Susser — Extensive Reading vs Skills Building in an EFL Context
Reading in a Foreign Language,12(2), 1989
- Rosszell, Rory — The role of Extensive Reading in second language vocabulary acquisition.
In K. Bradford-Watts, C. Ikeguchi, & M. Swanson (Eds.) JALT2005 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT, (2006). (PDF 753kb)
- Rosszell, Rory — Two key issues to consider in the design of an effective ER program: Self-selection and integration.
In The Language Teacher, 31(12), pp. 3-8. Tokyo: JALT (2007). © JALT & Rory Rosszell. (PDF 468kb)
- Seow, Anthony — What Do We Really Want Out of USSR?
Teaching of English Language and Literature (TELL) Journal,
Volume 15, Number 2, November 1999
- Schmidt, K. (2007). Five factors to consider in implementing a university extensive reading program.
The Language Teacher, 31(5), 11-14. In preparation for this article, Ken interviewed eight experienced practitioners in Japan about their work with extensive reading. Substantial interview excerpts and an expanded version of the article are provided.
- Susser, Bernard & Thomas Robb — EFL Extensive Reading Instruction: Research and Procedure
JALT Journal, 12(2), November 1990