The Power of Series Books

The Power of Series Books

Willy A Renandya, Stephen Krashen & George M Jacobs



Nobody disagrees that reading is good for students’ language development. The more they read texts that they can understand, the more confident and adept they become. However, it can be quite a struggle to get students started on their reading journey. We suggest that this is partly due to a lack of access to comprehensible and compelling reading materials. We argue that book series, which contain highly familiar language, easy-to-follow story lines and relatable characters, can potentially be used to get students hooked on reading and to keep them reading.

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Further reading

Introducing Task-Based Language Teaching


6 Ways To Improve Language Proficiency

The Primacy of Extensive Reading and Listening




7 Replies to “The Power of Series Books”

  1. As English teachers, we should give a freedom for students choosing their own book series to be read. I did it for my Extensive reading class. In my opinion they were enjoy in reading. Thanks for sharing the ebook pak Willy. It is very beneficial to be shared for my students also.

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