Text types - Introduction and brief overview Written by Anna Birketveit, senior lecturer, Høgskolen i Bergen
Language input usually means language output. Therefore, the desirability of students’ reading extensively and in as many different genres as possible is indisputable. Students should have access to very many different types of texts. Readers are different both in reading competence and in reading interests, and in order to get them hooked on reading, it is vital to offer texts of different levels of difficulty dealing with a vast variety of topics. Using multiple texts helps expand students’ abilities to synthesize concepts across a broad range of print resources including fiction and non-fiction books.