Starting a Program
Tried-and-True advice from experienced ER instructors
Information on the graded reader approach from Oxford University Press
- The Oxford University Press Guide to the ‘Why and How’ of Using Graded Readers – English Version (185Kb)
- The Oxford University Press Guide to the ‘Why and How’ of Using Graded Readers – Japanese Version (968Kb)
Prepared by Rob Waring for Oxford University Press. Residents of Japan can contact OUP for a complimentary copy of the printed version.
- Graded Reading Programs — The Experience of School and University Teachers in Japan – English Version
- Graded Reading Programs — The Experience of School and University Teachers in Japan – Japanese Version
- A Way to Use Foreign Published Graded Readers in Public Junior High Schools — English Version
- A Way to Use Foreign Published Graded Readers in Public Junior High Schools — Japanese Version
Other reference material related to extensive reading is available within Club OUP, Oxford Japan’s teacher resource and support system
- Setting Up An Extensive Reading Programme: Practical Tips
by David R. Hill, The Language Teacher, May 1997
- Getting an Extensive Reading Program going
by Rob Waring (PDF file)
- Starting an Extensive Reading Program
by Lois Scott-Conley
- Forms Marc’s students use in his ER program
- Beniko Mason’s information (in Japanese) — Before starting an ER Program
- Free Voluntary Reading and Fairy/Folk Tale Listening
Beniko Mason’s book in Japanese on ER:Seizansha ISBN 4-88359-239-1
- Wilkinson, Darrell (2009) — Implementing an Extensive Reading Program and Library for ESL and EFL Learners in an Small Academic Setting within Japan, Manuscript.
- Bankier, John (2011) — Reflections on an Extensive Reading Program in a Small Academic Setting in Japan: Two Years on Manuscript (PDF).