Learn English Extensive Reading Intro

Extensive Reading


This is the introduction to an Extensive Reading program for the teacher training program. The overall goal is to help the teachers improve reading fluency and, by extension, language learning through sustained reading and related activities.

Week 1 Activities

Explain purpose and structure of Extensive Reading.

  • it’s a fun, enjoyable experience
  • it’s not studying
  • it’s not difficult – students understand 95% of the words, no need for a dictionary
  • choose a graded reader – genre, author, title, etc – that looks interesting to you

EPER – Reading Level Test

Implement the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading test. With this baseline score, students will have a good understanding of their English reading level and will be able to focus on level appropriate readers.

Explain to teachers how to translate EPER score into publisher gradings. This sheet explains how to make publisher comparisons.

Quick Book Genre Activity

This quick read and listen activity provides trainees with an easy review of different book genres.

SSR – Sustained Silent Reading

Introduce concept of sustained reading. Establish target of 30 pages per week. Demonstrate tracking sheets.