Characteristics Of Extensive Reading

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Extensive Reading (ER), known with other names such as Free Voluntary Reading (FEVER), Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading (USSR), Drop Everything and Read (DEAR), or Positive Outcomes While Enjoying Reading (POWER), is to “read a lot” (Palmer 1969, Harmer 2007, Maley 2009, Day 2011). The readers read as much as possible the easy and enjoyable materials for pleasure, information or general understanding. They read in their own speed individually with encouragement, no pressure, no test and the reading only focuses on reading. In 1998, Richard Day provided a list of key characteristics for a successful Extensive Reading Programme. The list includes ten principles as follows:
1. Students read as much as possible.
The larger language exposure students have the faster they will pick it up (Anice Paterson & Jane Willis, 2008). ER provides student opportunity to extent the contract to English. The purpose of ER is to encourage students read as much as possible or to establish the reading habit. As it is that, in Bruner’s notions of format and routine, with the routines, it sets a security to keep amount of regular time to immerse in a certain action that help the learners improve gradually and steadily, and Cameron (2005) also states, “…we can see how classroom routines, which happen every day, may provide opportunities for language development” (p.10). Involved in ERP students will set up the routine of reading in class or outside where is comfortable for them.
To ensure

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