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ERIC Number: EJ1077913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
CORI: Explicit Reading Instruction to Enhance Informational Text Comprehension and Reading Engagement for Thai EFL Students
Vongkrachang, Salila; Chinwonno, Apasara
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v49 p67-104 Jan-Jun 2015
The study aimed to examine the effect of explicit reading instruction as an approach to Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) framework on EFL students' informational text comprehension and engagement. The explicit reading instruction was implemented with 39 first-year Thai undergraduate students over a 10-week period. It was found that the students improved their reading comprehension and engagement after the implementation. There were also significant differences between the students' pre-test and post-test mean scores. The results from the Reading Engagement Index (REI) and Reading Engagement Checklist indicated positive changes in behavioral, affective and cognitive engagements. However, the social engagement was unnoticeable. Three instructional practices were videotaped and transcribed to analyze students' performances and engagement processes in reading. The study suggests that EFL reading educators should encourage students to involve more in social interactions in order to enable them to see perspectives and to socially construct information from texts. Discussion and implications provided the guidelines for engaging readers in the reading process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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