Comprehensible and Compelling: The Causes and Effects of Free Voluntary Reading, 1st Edition

  • Stephen D. Krashen University of Southern Califorinia
  • Sy-Ying Lee
  • Christy Lao
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440857997
  • ISBN-13: 9781440857997
  • DDC: 418.423
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 106 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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A joint effort from three thought leaders in educational research, linguistics, and literacy acquisition, this book explores the latest research that shows that compelling comprehensive input (CCI) is the baseline for all language and literacy development.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
The Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation Limited.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Compelling Comprehensible Input.
2: The Three Stages.
3: What Read-Alouds Do and What They Don’t Do.
4: Self-Selected Reading.
5: Will They Only Read Junk?.
6: The Complexity Study: Do They Read Only “Easy” Books?.
7: What Have We Learned from PIRLS?.
About the Author.