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.


Related Articles

  • The Online Reading Strategies Used by Five Successful Taiwanese ESL Learners. Poole, Alex // Asian Journal of English Language Teaching;Jun2011, Vol. 21, p65 

    The effective utilization of academic reading strategies is essential if second language learners are to succeed at the university level. Decades of research have shed light on the strategies used by good readers, thereby giving instructors tools to help their struggling students. However, most...

  • How Do Korean EFL Students Perform in Computer-Supported Collaborative Writing? Pae, Jue-Kyoung // Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning;Winter2012, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p153 

    The collaborative writing process and the nature of conversation during computer-supported collaborative writing have not received much attention. This study aims to investigate how students perform collaborative writing in computer-supported writing environment. The participants of this study...

  • Enhancing successful outcomes of wiki-based collaborative writing: a state-of-the-art review of facilitation frameworks. Stoddart, Andrew; Chan, Joe Yong-Yi; Liu, Gi-Zen // Interactive Learning Environments;Feb2016, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p142 

    This state-of-the-art review research undertook a survey of a variety of studies regarding wiki-based collaborative writing projects and from this body of work extracted the best practices tenets of facilitation. Wiki-based collaborative writing projects are becoming more common in second...

  • Bilingual Education: An Overview. Ginsburg, Jill // Points of View: Bilingual Education;9/30/2019, p1 

    The article focuses on various aspects related to bilingual education in the U.S. Bilingual education refers to programs designed for students who are learning a second language in addition to the primary language of instruction in their schools. An example is a program for Spanish-speaking...

  • Poem as an Ice-breaker. Kamali, Jaber // Humanising Language Teaching;Jun2019, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p23 

    No abstract available.

  • The relation between time spent on the written recall task and the memory of L2 text. Chang, Yuh-Fang // Reading & Writing;Sep2011, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p903 

    The free recall task has gained popularity among researchers in the field of second language reading research recently. Because of its prevalent use in L2 reading research, increased attention is being given to an examination of the use of the recall task as a measure of L2 reading...

  • Reading reaction journals in EAP courses. Evans, Simon // ELT Journal: English Language Teaching Journal;Jul2008, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p240 

    This paper looks at two specific problems faced by second-language university students attending courses in English for Academic Purposes: expository texts and reading-to-write tasks. A reading reaction journal (RRJ) can provide a forum for students as they activate a variety of reading...

  • Reading Strategies of Iranian Postgraduate English Students Living at ESL Context in the First and Second Language. Ebrahimi, Shirin Shafiei // International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research;2012, Vol. 30, p195 

    Usually, Iranian students are not good in English which is considered as their foreign language. In this study, the researcher tries to investigate L1 and L2 reading strategies of Iranian university students of different level of English proficiency. The students responded to a reading strategy...

  • Metacognitive awareness of reading strategy use in Arabic as a second language. Alhaqbani, Ahmad; Riazi, Mehdi // Reading in a Foreign Language;Oct2012, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p231 

    This paper reports a study that investigated university students' awareness of their reading strategy use when they read Arabic academic texts. One hundred and twenty-two undergraduate L2 Arabic students mostly from Africa and Asia completed a 30-item survey of reading strategies. Results...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics