Volume : 8, Issue : 7, JUL 2022

IMPACT OF READING TECHNIQUES ON STUDENTS READING COMPREHENSION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

OBEKA OHAKAMIKE NGOZI

Abstract

The study focused on the impact of reading techniques on students reading comprehension in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state. The specific purpose of this study was to find out whether reading comprehension tools and techniques such as graphic organizers, scaffolding, and SQ3R and vocabulary development have impact on students’ academic performance. Four objectives and four research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study utilized the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study consisted four thousand (4000) students and teachers from the five selected public schools in Ebonyi L.G.A. A sample size of 400 respondents was selected for the study through the simple random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire and a reading comprehension narrative passage. The instrument yielded a reliability index of 0.89 using Cronbach's Alpha. Statistical tools of mean and standard deviation were used for data analysis. Findings showed that the experimental group performed better than the control group as the students who were taught reading comprehension using graphic organizer, scaffolding, and SQ3R and vocabulary development performed better than those taught with the traditional method. Based on this, one of the recommendations is that teachers should utilize graphic organizer such as venn diagram, concept map, main idea web, circle map, T-chart in the reading classroom to improve students reading comprehension.

Keywords

READING, COMPREHENSION, PERFORMANCE, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, SCAFFOLDING, SQ3R

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