Extended strategy-use instruction to improve students’ reading proficiency in a content subject

Reading & Writing

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Title Extended strategy-use instruction to improve students’ reading proficiency in a content subject
Creator Boakye, Naomi A.Y. Linden, Michal-Mare
Subject Applied linguistics; Academic literacy; Education affective techniques; cognitive techniques; innovative techniques; instructional techniques; reading strategies; role-play
Description Background: Student reading challenges have been reported worldwide. In many classrooms around the world, teaching students appropriate strategy-use has been a technique used to improve comprehension and improve reading proficiency. However, strategy-use instruction per se may not produce holistic results.Objectives: This article reports on an extended strategy-use instruction to improve students’ reading proficiency in a particular subject area. The technique of role-play, as well as an integration of affective strategies, was used to improve the cohort of first-year students’ reading of subject-specific texts.Method: The intervention was conducted by way of tutorials. A questionnaire was used to elicit students’ views and opinions after the intervention. The responses were analysed using content analysis of emerging themes.Results: Students reported benefiting from the intervention with respect to reading their assigned texts, as well as increased motivation.Conclusion: It is recommended that strategy-use instruction include other innovative techniques such as role-play to improve students’ reading proficiency in a specific subject.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2018-12-03
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — survey/questionnaire
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/rw.v9i1.212
Source Reading & Writing; Vol 9, No 1 (2018); 9 pages 2308-1422 2079-8245
Language eng
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Coverage — — 17-20, Mixed gender, mixed ethnicity
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Naomi A.N.Y Boakye, Michal-Marie Linden https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0