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ERIC Number: EJ1178305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Reading Preferences of Middle School Students
Aydin, Gülnur; Ayranci, Bilge Bagci
World Journal of Education, v8 n2 p127-139 2018
Four fundamental language skills interact with each other. Developing reading skills will also develop listening, speaking, and writing skills. Reading comprehension, using what is understood on new subjects and learning new words during reading can influence listening comprehension as well as oral and written self-expression. General complaints of teachers and parents regarding middle school students are that the students do not read enough. Increasing love for reading in middle school students can only be possible by determining the interests and needs of those students and guiding the students towards those needs and interests. When the literature was reviewed, there were no functional researches regarding the reading preferences of middle school students. In this regard, this study was necessary to contribute to the literature. The purpose of this study was to determine the reading preferences of middle school students. The pattern of this research was created based on qualitative case study and under the scope of this study, 25 participants were selected for each class level including 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Data was collected with the semi-structured interview technique. Data was themed by two experts using content analysis. Similar answers were converted into numerical data and presented in the form of tables. Examples from student statements were given to support the tables. The results of the research indicated that a majority of students preferred reading on printed resources, selected novels as genre, read texts with 300 or more pages, and preferred adventure as subject. Additionally, students expressed that unknown words in reading texts should be low, they voluntarily spend 1-2 hours per day reading, and preferred silent reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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