The Cambrige team has published a free white paper “Extensive reading in ELT: Why and how?”.
Sarah Laughran says, “Extensive reading is a useful practice that can manifest itself in different ways depending on the teacher and class, however it remains a relatively underused language teaching technique. Dr. Peter Watkins has created an Extensive reading in ELT whitepaper as part of the Cambridge Papers in ELT series to discuss why extensive reading is important and how we can implement it in the classroom…
Characteristics of the reading activity
The paper is based around the 10 key principles you should keep in mind when considering such a task in the classroom. Find out why using a text with few unknown words is best and why students should choose their own texts.
Why it’s important for learners to undertake this type of reading and how they develop through an activity like this. Extensive reading not only supports reading skills development, but also language proficiency”.