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ERIC Number: EJ1175748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Creative Literacy Activities Promote Positive Reading Attitude in Children Learning English as a Foreign Language
Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Hui, Anna Na Na; Chui, Barbie Hiu-Tung
Journal of Research in Reading, v41 n2 p278-289 May 2018
This study investigated the effects of creative literacy classroom activities on the acquisition of English as a foreign language. Ninety Chinese second graders were tested on reading attitude and English receptive vocabulary knowledge. They were randomly assigned to either a control group or an experimental group, which engaged in English creative classroom activities for 10 weeks. Repeated measures analyses showed a significant interaction effect for reading attitude, providing empirical evidence that English creative classroom activities can enhance reading attitude. This study extends past research by demonstrating the links between creative activities and reading attitude, as well as highlights the feasibility of incorporating creative literacy activities within foreign language education. This provides a new direction for researchers and educators to develop instructional practices that incorporate a stimulating environment for English-as-a-foreign-language students. Future longitudinal research could examine whether these benefits can be maintained over a longer period.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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