Enhancing learners’ reading habits through reading bags at secondary schools

Reading & Writing

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Title Enhancing learners’ reading habits through reading bags at secondary schools
Creator Molotja, Tsebe Wilfred Themane, Mahlapahlapana
Subject education; English Language Teaching; academic reading reading strategies; reading habits; reading bags
Description The importance of getting children off to a good start in reading cannot be overstated. Successful academic performance at primary and secondary school level is partly dependent on the ability to read. It is believed that good learners are those who are proficient in reading. However, many learners are struggling to read and, therefore, struggle to academically succeed in other subjects. The problem of not being able to read transcends negatively on learners’ academic achievements. This study proposes a strategy towards motivating learners in developing better reading habits through the distribution of reading bags. The mixed-method approach was adopted in conducting this study. Learners’ reading strategies were first identified by administering a survey on reading strategies. About 14 student-educators volunteered in distributing the questionnaires at their respective schools during their teaching practice sessions. The questionnaires were distributed to 155 learners who voluntarily participated in the study. Data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software for descriptive statistics. The results indicated that most of the learners use global reading strategies, with the least utilising the problem-solving strategies and the support reading strategies. The researchers recommend the usage of reading bags as a strategy to motivate learners to develop good reading habits, which will then lead to the usage of all three strategies, in particular, the problem reading strategies.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor University of Limpopo
Date 2018-08-30
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Identifier 10.4102/rw.v9i1.185
Source Reading & Writing; Vol 9, No 1 (2018); 9 pages 2308-1422 2079-8245
Language eng
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