International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

How Do Students Feel about Graded Readers?
Kimberly Anne Brooks-Lewis, Assist. Prof. Dr. Yakup Çetin

Abstract
EFL/ESL specialists agree on the contribution of extensive reading to the language learning process, and graded readers have been highly recommended for the use of beginning learners. The study discussed in this article was conducted to see how students felt about graded readers after having been required to read a minimum number of titles. The qualitative study was based on interviews of Turkish university preparatory students, and brought to light significant concerns about the employment of graded readers. While some participants did support the recommendation that reading graded readers helped them make linguistic gains, conflicting opinions arose when they were asked to comment on whether reading graded readers had increased their appreciation of literature and whether the practice had encouraged extensive reading of literary works.

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