Year 2015, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 76 - 88 2015-07-01

Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on EFL Fifth Graders' English Reading Ability

Teng-lung Peng [1] , Shu-hui Wang [2]

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of Reciprocal Teaching on EFL fifth graders’ reading ability, in terms of word recognition and reading comprehension in an elementary school in Taiwan. The participants in this research were fifty-three fifth-graders of an elementary school, 25 males and 28 females, in two intact classes in Taiwan. Students in one fifth-grade class, the control group, received regular English instruction, while those in the other fifth-grade class, the experimental group, received reciprocal teaching program, in two-hour English classes per week for 12 weeks, the duration of this study. Pretest-posttest of word recognition tests and reading comprehension tests were applied to evaluate students’ progress of reading ability before and after reciprocal teaching program. Six students were interviewed after the program, and students’ attitudes toward reciprocal teaching in English reading were recorded. The research results indicated that most students made prominent improvement in their English reading ability, word recognition, and reading comprehension. In addition, most participants had positive attitude toward reciprocal teaching, and they liked reciprocal teaching to be incorporated into English classes. Finally, based on the findings, some implications are also proposed to be of help to those who are English teachers or educational practitioners in elementary schools.

 

Reciprocal Teaching, EFL, Word recognition tests, Reading comprehension tests
Primary Language en
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Teng-lung Peng

Author: Shu-hui Wang

Bibtex @ { ijcer167812, journal = {International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-3868}, address = {Mustafa AYDIN}, year = {2015}, volume = {2}, pages = {76 - 88}, doi = {}, title = {Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on EFL Fifth Graders' English Reading Ability}, key = {cite}, author = {Peng, Teng-lung and Wang, Shu-hui} }
APA Peng, T , Wang, S . (2015). Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on EFL Fifth Graders' English Reading Ability. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2 (2), 76-88. Retrieved from http://ijcer.net/issue/16047/167812
MLA Peng, T , Wang, S . "Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on EFL Fifth Graders' English Reading Ability". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 2 (2015): 76-88 <http://ijcer.net/issue/16047/167812>
Chicago Peng, T , Wang, S . "Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on EFL Fifth Graders' English Reading Ability". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 2 (2015): 76-88
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ISNAD Peng, Teng-lung , Wang, Shu-hui . "Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on EFL Fifth Graders' English Reading Ability". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 2 / 2 (July 2015): 76-88.