Extensive Reading

Benefits of Simplified Readers

  • Read for enjoyment. Reading is not difficult once you find your level.
  • If you read 15-20 books at your level, you should be ready to move on to the next level.
  • Simplified readers help you move vocabulary from your short-term to your long-term memory.
  • When you read at your level, it becomes possible to guess the meaning of new words.
  • Words are often repeated in new contexts. This gives you a deeper understanding of their meaning.
  • Seeing the same words in new contexts also gives you a better feel for which words are often used together.
  • What a fun way to learn vocabulary and gain understanding of English sentence patterns!