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ERIC Number: EJ955191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
Effects of Reciprocal Teaching Strategies on Reading Comprehension
Choo, Tan Ooi Leng; Eng, Tan Kok; Ahmad, Norlida
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v11 n2 p140-149 Apr 2011
Reading Comprehension is one of the four components tested by the "MUET" (Malaysian University English Test) for Sixth-Form students in Malaysia, and school teachers are charged with the task of helping these students improve. This article discusses how "reciprocal teaching strategies" could help low-proficiency Sixth-Form students improve their reading comprehension. A study using a quasi-experimental design was conducted among 68 low-proficiency students from four Sixth-Form, intact classes. An intervention of nine reading lessons using reciprocal teaching strategies was administered over a period of one month. Tools for data collection were a pretest, a posttest and five open-ended questions given after the treatment. The findings from the independent t-test and paired-sample t-tests showed a significant difference, revealing the effectiveness of the strategies, and the respondents from the Experimental Group gave positive feedback regarding the use and effects of these strategies. The article concludes with implications for pedagogy and research. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia