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ERIC Number: EJ1128856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Exploring Content Schemata Influence on L2 Reading: "The Hunted Fox" and "Twelve and Not Stupid"
Radzi, Amizura Hanadi Mohd; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abd
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v5 n5 p169-180 Oct 2014
This paper will discuss the aspects of content schemata in second language reading among diploma level students who were taking a reading course in Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis. In this qualitative case study, the researcher had selected two short stories that are categorized as content-familiar texts, i.e. "The Hunted Fox" and "Twelve and Not Stupid". Six participants were asked to write a 150-word entry response on the short story and a grading criteria was used to assess the participants' level of comprehension. An in-depth interview was also conducted on each participant. The entry responses and the interview patterns were analyzed to determine whether content schemata had contributed to the learners' understanding of the text. This study discovered that content schemata had contributed to the learners' understanding of the text because the learners' comprehension was facilitated by their background knowledge on the content-familiar texts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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