The Impact of Extensive Reading on Learning and Increasing Vocabulary at Elementary Level

Syeda Asima Iqbal


It is an utter necessity to become fluent, self-sufficient and independent English readers with highly skilled reading comprehension abilities. There is no point to doubt that extensive reading can be the best strategy to attain this. This research is about the impact of extensive reading on elementary level school students which helps in the enhancement of global language skills especially their vocabulary. As extensive reading is not a regular part of any curriculum in any educational institute, this research is a little step in the realization of its importance in language learning mainly focused on vocabulary. Tests and observations were the methods used to collect the data. On the basis of analysis and interpretation of the collected data, it was clear that there was improvement in students’ vocabulary.

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