The Effectiveness of Critical Reading Strategies in Comprehension of Expository Texts (75576)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics
Session Chair: Afrianto Daud

Saturday, 25 November 2023 14:40
Session: Session 3
Room: Room F (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The aim of this research is to find out the impact of some critical reading strategies on upper- intermediate students’ comprehension of expository texts. Action Research with a mixed method approach was used as a design of this study. For quantitative analysis, a pre-test, post-test of critical reading. Four texts on science and industry and four texts on nature and environment were deployed during the study. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews for qualitative analysis to study the students’ perception according to the practiced strategies.
As for findings, after 10 weeks’ of intervention, high-level readers completed 85-89% of the task correctly as opposed to their results before the study when they could only complete only up to 60 % of the task. Those are just 3 students out of all 11 students. Students improved their skills in deducing the meaning of the words, summarizing extended texts, making connections with real life and identifying the authors’ tone and purpose.
The students, who gained lower scores in the pretest, had a noticeable improvement covering more than half of the task, especially in deducing the implied meaning, the tone of author and summarizing of the text.
In interviews, students highlighted the importance of summary writing. Despite finding it tedious in earlier lessons, they claimed that at the end, it had helped them organize their thoughts and determine the necessary supporting facts. They concentrated on key terms and phrases of the prescribed document that are important to remember and provided a clearer explanation.

Authors:
Altyn Kelimberdiyeva, Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Aktau, Kazakhstan
Khuriya Paviz, Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Aktau, Kazakhstan
Nurzada Yermaganbetova, Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Aktau, Kazakhstan
Mauytova Zhannur, Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Aktau, Kazakhstan


About the Presenter(s)
Ms Khuriya Paviz is a School Teacher/Instructor at Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Aktau in Kazakhstan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00