Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number1 March 2020 Pp.432- 443
The Influence of Implementing Reciprocal Teaching in L2 Classes on Female Students’
Perception of their Reading Skills and Motivation to Read
Maysa Mohammad Sadiq Qutob
English Language Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
Albayan Model School for Girls, Jeddah, KSA
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of reciprocal teaching (RT) in improving high school female students’ attitudes toward reading in a second language as the results might shed light on effective teaching practices in the L2 classrooms. To this end, a self-report questionnaire was developed and validated by the researcher. A quasi-experimental design was used, whereby the study sample was divided into two groups, experimental and control. The experimental group was taught reading in English classes by means of RT strategies, whereas the matched control group was taught reading by means of traditional instructive techniques. Both groups completed the self-report questionnaire on reading skills and motivation during term time, ensuring that the participants in the experimental group completed the questionnaire within ten weeks of the intervention. The findings show significant correlations between RT strategies and both reading comprehension and motivation to read, and are also effective in improving students’ perception of their reading skills and motivation to read. Accordingly, the study recommends other researchers to investigate the effect of RT on students’ performance and considering implementing RT with the use of technology in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms.
Keywords: clarifying, EFL, motivation, reading comprehension, predicting, questioning, reciprocal teaching, students’ perception, summarizing, teaching methodology, teaching strategies
Cite as: Qutob, M. M. S. (2020). The Influence of Implementing Reciprocal Teaching in L2 Classes on Female Students’ Perception of their Reading Skills and Motivation to Read. Arab World English Journal, 11 (1) 432- 443.
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