Effect of Collaborative Strategic Reading on Omani EFL Students’ Reading Performance

Al Mashrafi, Said (2012) Effect of Collaborative Strategic Reading on Omani EFL Students’ Reading Performance. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Intending to talk about a study that aimed at studying the effect of Collaborative Strategic Reading(CSR) on EFL students’ reading performance. CSR is a teaching technique that was originally developed by Klingner and Vaughn and which aims at improving the learners' reading skill. CSR is defined by many educators as an instructional program in which students work in pairs or in small groups to help one another master the academic content. It consists of four main strategies: preview, click and clunk, get the gist and wrap-up. The study population consisted of grade seven students studying the English language course in Omani basic Education schools during the academic year 2009-2010. Two grade seven basic education classes of a total of thirty-four students from a male school in Sharqiyah South educational district represented the sample of the study. A class of seventeen students represented the experimental group, which was taught the reading texts using Collaborative Strategic Reading. The other class represented the control group, which received traditional classroom instruction. A reading comprehension test was used to explore the research question. The major results of the reading test revealed a statistically significant difference between the students’ achievement of the experimental group and the students’ achievement of the control group using t-test that favored the experimental group that was taught using Collaborative Strategic Reading

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies > Information Technologies Department
Depositing User: Mr. IT Center Editor
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2012 11:26
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 11:26
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/968

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