Development of Reading Skill through Activity Based Learning at Grade-VI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Zahoor-ul-Haq; Khurram, Bushra Ahmad; Bangash, Arshad Khan
April 2019
Bulletin of Education & Research;Apr2019, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p85
Academic Journal
Foreign language learning may become exciting if students are motivated towards learning. Active learning and teaching methodologies can make a positive difference in students learning especially for second language learners. The current study investigates the outcome of using activity based learning method on the development of reading skills of Grade-VI students. The study employed pre-test, post-test equivalent group experimental design. The study population consisted of all 6 grade students (295,575) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For the purpose of the study, a sample of 50 students was randomly selected from Government Shaheed Waseem Iqbal High School Tarkha. Experimental and control groups were formed by equal distribution of students i.e. 25 each onteacher made pre-test scores. In the same groups, low and high achiever students were also identified. While the experimental group was taught using activity based learning method, the control group received routine teaching instructions. For data analysis t-test for independent samples was used. Data analysis revealed that both groups had almost the same reading competency the before treatment as evidenced by pre-test scores. However, the experimental group showed better results in reading than control group on post-test. The findings suggest that teachers need to involve students in reading by conducting meaningful and demanding activities.


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