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MReader is designed to be an aid to schools wishing to implement an Extensive Reading program. It allows teachers (and students) to verify that they have read and understood their reading. This is done via a simple 10-item quiz with the items drawn from a larger item bank of 20-30 items so that each student receives a different set of items. Students who pass a quiz receive a cover of their book on their own home page on the site.



The program allows teachers to control how frequently students can take quizzes and what level of book difficulty they may take a quiz on. There are over 6000 quizzes available, comprising virtually all popular graded reader series as well as "youth literature" -- books used with native-speaking children and young-adults. See "What Teachers say" for further information.


If you would like to consider using MReader, please contact Thomas Robb at <>, preferably from your school email account, if you have one. We need to verify that you are really a teacher, and not a student posing as one.


Please mention:

  • ・  The location of your school and its name,
  • ・  The approximate number of students who would be (eventually) using the system,
  • ・  Your school’s URL (if there is one), and
  • ・  The approximate number of graded readers or other easy readers that you have available.


This site was developed with research funds from Kyoto Sangyo University and the Japanese Ministry of Education and can be used free of charge by any legitimate educational institution. Voluntary donations from satisfied users, however, are appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.


If your school uses the Moodle course management system, you might consider using the "Reader" plugin that utilizes the same quizzes. See for further details. It is also possible to create a seamless log-in from within a Moodle course to MReader. See this information.


Useful links

A 9-minute video 'tour' of the system

Here are some academic publications that mention various aspects of MReader.

MReader access statistics from Google Analytics.


This site is hosted by the Extensive Reading Foundation.



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