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Graded Readers

  1. Richard R. Day

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0459

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Day, R. R. 2012. Graded Readers. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Graded readers occupy an unusual space in foreign language (FL) teaching—unusual because many in the FL profession, particularly teachers, regard them as a valuable and indispensable resource while others, particularly FL researchers and theorists, view them with disdain. The strengths and weaknesses of graded readers (GRs) are discussed in this entry, with the aim of showing how helpful they can be not only in the teaching and learning of FL reading but in overall FL learning.


  • esl/efl;
  • language teaching;
  • reading