Analyzing implementation of extensive reading in ESL classrooms
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The research is based on a small-scale study that explores the present practices of extensive reading in the ESL classrooms at primary levels in Bangladesh. It focuses on the principles of extensive reading and investigates to what extent the principles are followed in ESL classrooms. It also tries to find out the difficulties of the teachers to implement successful extensive reading programmes in our country. Furthermore, the teachers‟ attitude and the challenges are also taken into consideration. Interview questions and classroom observation checklist are used as the instruments for data collection. From the findings, it is identified that the principles of extensive reading are not implemented properly. The teachers acknowledge the benefits of extensive reading though certain challenges are encountered in implementing the programme. The study suggests that awareness among the teachers, school authorities as well as the education board need to be raised in the promotion of extensive reading among the learners.