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Awada, Ghada M.; Ghaith, Ghazi M. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This article reports the results of an experimental study on the relative effectiveness of the Paideia Seminar in improving the comprehension of poetry and decreasing reading anxiety. The participants (n = 50) were English as a foreign language (EFL) ninth grade learners enrolled in classrooms at a public school in Lebanon. The study employed a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Reading Comprehension, Poetry, Seminars
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Shaaban, Kassim – Reading Psychology, 2006
This study investigated the effects of the Jigsaw II cooperative learning (CL) model and whole class instruction in improving learners' reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and motivation to read. Forty-four grade five English as a foreign language learners participated in the study, and a posttest-only control group experimental design…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Motivation, Experimental Groups, Vocabulary Development
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Ghaith, Ghazi M.; Bouzeineddine, Amal R. – Reading Psychology, 2003
Investigates the relationship between reading attitudes, achievement, and learners' perceptions of a Jigsaw II cooperative learning experience among a group of eighth-grade Lebanese students of English as a Foreign Language. Reveals certain statistically significant differences between high and low achievers and between males and females across…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grade 8