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Teaching Readers of English

“A book of this kind is long overdue. . . . It is a giant contribution to the field. With its emphasis on a socioliterate approach to reading and literacy, it nicely captures the prevailing view of academic literacy instruction. Its extremely skillful and well-developed balancing act between theory and practice allows it to appeal to a wide variety of readers. Pre- and in-service teachers, in particular, will benefit immensely.”

Alan Hirvela, The Ohio State University
“A compendium like this that addresses reading issues at a variety of levels and in a variety of ways is most welcome. . . . Congratulations on excellent work, a fabulous partnership, and on moving us all forward in our thinking about reading issues!”

Vaidehi Ramanathan, University of California, Davis

A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL and EFL educators, this frontline text balances insights from current reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing L2 reading in secondary and post-secondary contexts.

John S. Hedgcock is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Dana R. Ferris is Associate Professor in the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis.

Teaching Readers of English
Students, Texts, and Contexts

John S. Hedgcock
Monterey Institute of International Studies

Dana R. Ferris
University of California, Davis

First published 2009
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ISBN 10: 0–415–99964–2 (hbk)
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Brief Contents

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xix 1

Fundamentals of L1 and L2 Literacy: Reading and Learning
to Read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

2

L2 Reading: Focus on the Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

3

L2 Reading: Focus on the Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

4

Syllabus Design and Instructional Planning for the L2 Reading Course . . . .115

5

Designing an Intensive Reading Lesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

6

Reading for Quantity: The Benefits and Challenges of
Extensive Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205...
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