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Extensive Reading (ER) Workshop @USC/UCLA - February 17-18, 2018

For the full information about this two-day USC/UCLA workshop, please visit the USC site.

Challenges of Extensive Reading in Library and Classroom (Sunday, 2/18/2018 @ UCLA)

At the UCLA workshop we will identify specific challenges of extensive reading in library and classroom that are experienced by the participants in their specific environments and try to find solutions to them together. We will particularly focus on the difficulties of the evaluation of student progress and the classification of reading levels in two sessions. 

  • Schedule

Session I

10:00 - 10:30: Registration @ Royce 306 (Enter from the north entrance of the Royce Hall and go to the 3rd floor.)

10:30 - 12:00: Roundtable discussion

12:00 - 12:45: Lunch @ Royce 306 loggia/balcony

12:45 - 13:00: Walk to Young Research Library (YRL)

Session II

13:00 - 13:15: Registration @ East Asian Library Reading Room (Go to the 2nd floor of the YRL.)

13:15 - 15:00: Presentation and Discussion

13:15 - 13:35

Yoshiko MoriAssociate Professor and Japanese Language Coordinator, Kumi SatoAssistant Teaching Professor, and Motoko OmoriAssistant Teaching ProfessorGeorgetown University

Presentation Title:

Is Manga Fun to Read for Foreign/Second Language Readers?

13:35 - 13:45
Facilitated discussion:

How can Library Help Extensive Reading?: Importance of Classification/Labeling

13:45 - 14:45
Divided roundtable discussion on classification/labeling of commercial books for ER, (see the List of Workshop Books and other documents below; also checkout the Resources tab in this box and Gakken's memo about copyright).

14:45 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30: Library tour (YRL and EAL)


  • Facilitators:
    • Session I
      • Eishi Ikeda, Lecturer, UCLA Asian Languages and Cultures Dept. 
    • Session II
      • Tomoko Bialock, Japanese Studies Librarian, UCLA East Asian Library
      • Junko Tanaka, Japanese Cataloger/Acquisitions Specialist, UCLA East Asian Library


Sponsored by The U.S. Department of Education Title VI NRC Grant, UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA Library, UCLA Asian Languages & Cultures Dept., and UCLA Asia Pacific Center


ER Books Selection Tools


Fair Use and Copyright 


Associations and Interest Groups


Classifying Tools and Standards






Langauge Tests





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Japanese Extensive Reading Collection

The Japanese Extensive Reading Collection is a collection of books ranging from simple children's picture books to well-known literature pieces (most with furigana!) that are classified into nine different reading levels to accommodate all levels of Japanese-language learners. They are shelved in the East Asian Library at the Charles E. Young Research Library. Levels 0 to 4 are building use only and 4.5 and 5 can be checked out for 7 days.

Look inside the book: Ctrl+click a sample page link to open it in a new window. Back arrow returns to this About page.

Search in Course Reserves: Select "Ikeda" from the Instructor's dropdown menu and hit Search.

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