TITLE

Effects of Reciprocal Teaching Strategies on Reading Comprehension

AUTHOR(S)
Choo, Tan Ooi Leng; Eng, Tan Kok; Ahmad, Norlida
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;Apr2011, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p140
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reading Comprehension is one of the four components tested by the MUET (Malaysian University English Test) for Sixth-Form students in Malaysia, and school teachers are charged with the task of helping these students improve. This article discusses how 'reciprocal teaching strategies' could help low-proficiency Sixth-Form students improve their reading comprehension. A study using a quasi-experimental design was conducted among 68 low-proficiency students from four Sixth-Form, intact classes. An intervention of nine reading lessons using reciprocal teaching strategies was administered over a period of one month. Tools for data collection were a pretest, a posttest and five open-ended questions given after the treatment. The findings from the independent t-test and paired-sample t-tests showed a significant difference, revealing the effectiveness of the strategies, and the respondents from the Experimental Group gave positive feedback regarding the use and effects of these strategies. The article concludes with implications for pedagogy and research.
ACCESSION #
61895441

 

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