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Researching the “As If” Principle and ER

Researching the “As If” Principle and ER

AsIfResearch400x300Presentation for the Seventh Annual Extensive Reading Seminar, Sunday September 28, 2014 Keisen University, Tokyo Japan.

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“If you want a quality, act as if you already have it” (William James, 1884) This is the As If principle (AIP), and research shows that it applies to many kinds of behaviors.

To apply the AIP in ER, students participated in a photo contest,…

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As If Activities for Extensive Reading

As If Activities for Extensive Reading

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Presentation for the Seventh Annual Extensive Reading Seminar, Sunday September 28, 2014 Keisen University, Tokyo Japan.

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The Philosopher William James (1884) argued for what is today called the “As If principle,” (AIP) that if you behave as if you are a certain kind of person, you become that person. Decades of modern research show that the AIP is a dynamic…

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Essential Conditions of Flow in Reading

Essential Conditions of Flow in Reading

FlowInReading400x300Presentation for the Seventh Annual Extensive Reading Seminar, Sunday September 28, 2014 Keisen University, Tokyo Japan.

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Research strongly supports concept of flow (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990), and reading is known as one of the most common flow activities. When students experience flow, they become so absorbed and captivated by the experience of reading that they…

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Story Pods for ER Classes

Story Pods for ER Classes

Story Pods ER SeminarThis is a poster presentation for the Seventh Annual Extensive Reading Seminar, Sunday September 28, 2014 Keisen University, Tokyo Japan

Practitioners of ER need classroom activities for students that (1) facilitate intrinsic motivation through the power of story grammar; (2) provide comprehensible input to promote language acquisition; (3) encourage interaction around story themes, and (4) that…

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Pocket Full of Rainbows

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Review: Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits

Review: Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits

Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits
Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits by Donalyn Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In “Reading in the Wild,” Donalyn Miller provides tried and tested advice for helping teachers inspire “wild” reading in their students. Wild reading is a habit of independent reading, a lifestyle of reading, and ideally lifelong reading. Miller seems to have read…

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Review: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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Review: Hop on Pop


Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My father read this to me when I was little. I…

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Review: The Magic Ukulele


The Magic Ukulele by Dr. Carolan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a great little book that…

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