The Power of Self-Selected Fiction

Author(s): Krashen, Stephen
Title of the compilation: English in Primary Education : Concepts, Research, Practice
Editors: Summer, Theresa  ; Böttger, Heiner
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 141-150
ISBN: 978-3-86309-898-8
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.20378/irb-58795
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
In this contribution, I present evidence strongly suggesting that reading popular, self-selected fiction is a highly effective and very pleasant way of acquiring language and developing literacy. Not only does it increase language competence, it also increases knowledge of a variety of subjects: people who read more, know more, and it results in deeper understanding of others’ points of view.
GND Keywords: Grundschulunterricht; Englischunterricht
Keywords: Fiction, self-selection, language acquisition, input, academic language
DDC Classification: 370 Education  
RVK Classification: DP 3100   
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Release Date: 16. May 2023

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