The differences between intensive & extensive reading and their effects on reading

Chong Yeap Arrifin Mell

2001) Also known as “Narrow Reading” : Read from the same author or several texts of the same topic.Intensive Vs Extensive INTENSIVE READING -Reading for information Focus on linguistics as well as semantic details (Munby in Hadley. 2001) . Phillips in Hadley. . 2001. 2001) EXTENSIVE READING Reading for pleasure & entertainment (mostly) (Krashen in Brown. improving comprehension Reading without looking up all the unknown words (Green and Oxford in Brown.content and grammatical structures repeat themselves.

spelling. EXTENSIVE READING -Students gain reading ability. and writing (Krashen in Brown. linguistic competence. . and a gauge of the degree of comprehension for individual students -In a class with multi-reading abilities.Effects on reading INTENSIVE READING -It provides a base to study structure. The text may or may not interest the reader because it was chosen by the teacher. a base for students to develop a greater control of language. 2001) -improve their attitude towards reading and become more motivated to read . vocabulary. students may not be able to read at their own level because everyone in the class is reading the same material. 2001) -Highly correlated with overall language proficiency (Green and Oxford in Brown.feel more autonomous over their own learning and more likely to take more initiative. vocabulary and idioms.

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