ERIC Number: EJ746137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: 60
Reading Strategy Use between Chinese Good and Poor Readers: A Think-Aloud Study
Journal of Research in Reading, v29 n4 p383-399 Nov 2006
This study aimed to explore the differences between Chinese good and poor readers in their strategy use by using a think-aloud method. Eight grade 7 students in Hong Kong, four good readers and four poor readers, received a think-aloud task and an interview in the study. Consistent with the Western studies, findings of this study indicated that Chinese good readers used more strategies and had better ability and knowledge of strategy use than did poor readers. In addition to the cognitive deficiencies, poor readers were also found to have poorer intrinsic motivation than did good readers. The combined problems of poor reading ability and motivation made them reluctant to process the text at a deeper level and they gave up easily when they encountered reading difficulties. Implications of these findings for studying the reading problems of Chinese students and implementing effective reading instruction in Hong Kong Chinese language teaching are discussed.
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Ethnic Groups, Interviews, Reading Ability, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties, Comparative Analysis, Cognitive Ability, Reading Instruction, Protocol Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong