Free voluntary reading.
Krashen, an advocate for free voluntary reading, presents eight of his recently published essays on the topic, published after the completion of his volume The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research. He discusses generalizations about this type of reading and guidelines based on them; how it applies to other languages and in different contexts; controversies over whether to reward recreational reading, that there has been a decline in literacy in the US, and that all children need phonics instruction; and how surfing the Internet can help second language acquirers, how reading results in more literacy and language development when it appears to be effortless, and that the more comprehension is checked, the less readers understand. (©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
Review by Book News, Inc.