Sound and Simple Approach to an Extensive Reading Project


  • Sarah Kane IUPUI Program for Intensive English
  • Jordan Gusich IUPUI
  • Thomas Upton IUPUI



Reading, Extensive Reading, Classroom Practice, Intensive English


The evidence is undeniable that extensive reading (ER) improves reading comprehension, vocabulary, and motivation. Nevertheless, ER is often neglected in ESL classrooms. In order to introduce ER to more ESL teachers’ repertoires, this article will present a developed, principled, and practical ER project suitable for almost any classroom teaching situation. Readers will gain an overview of the literature surrounding ER and be provided with practical ideas, resources, rubrics, activity descriptions, and examples from the author’s personal practice of ways to implement an ER project in their institutions and classrooms.


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— Updated on 2020-11-24