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Reading in a Second Language: Moving from Theory to Practice (Cambridge Applied Linguistics) [Kindle Edition]


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This volume, through a detailed treatment of the cognitive processes that support reading, explains how reading really works. It offers a thorough overview of important and current research, including first language research, which is not often found in second language acquisition (SLA) publications. This book is a true example of applied linguistics; it makes well-defined linkages between theory and practice, discussing the implications and applications of second language reading theories on instructional practices. It is a valuable resource and reference for action researchers, curriculum designers, teachers, administrators, and those interested in exploring theoretical issues grounded in instructional contexts.

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This book analyzes important and current theories of reading and their implications for reading instruction.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2852 KB
  • Print Length: 484 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (12 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004123DRU
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading in a Second Language, Moving from Theory to Practice 27 Jun. 2009
By lsmary - Published on
This book is an impressive display of scholarship. It is well-organised and very readable. Any teacher who is interested in improving his/her understanding of how second language learners learn (or do not learn) to read should read this book. Any teacher who is interested in helping students improve their reading skills should get this book. Very well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must 23 Jun. 2009
By Elvin Ortiz - Published on
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This book is comprehensive and it is a must read for anyone who wants to find out what's going on in current research and practice in comprehension issues as it relates in first and second language. The text defines the literacy concept, discusses the research on this area, and also discusses the implications that this research has on comprehension instruction. I have been very satisfied with this book. I highly recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars It's complete 19 Jan. 2014
By Nader Su - Published on
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It's an excellent book. A lot of information and you can make a great class of reading. This a good investment
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas. If you are a language teacher you ... 28 Oct. 2014
By MK - Published on
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Great ideas. If you are a language teacher you will find it very helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Thorough & Comprehensive Collection of L2 Reading Research 17 April 2013
By Wooyoung Park - Published on
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If you want to have a glance at what's going on in the field of L2 reading research, I strongly recommend this book. The author is, as I heard through my PhD adviser, quite well-known and recognized for his achievement in L2 reading & writing areas. And I think I could feel that what I heard was true when I read the first two chapters. At the end of every chapter, he gives some kind of pedagogic implications for teaching practitioners to get some tips that can be applied in the pertinent field. This is my favorite!
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