Teaching Reading to EFL Students to Make Them Better Readers

Ulvican Yazar

Abstract


This study tries to offer basic reading strategies that have to be mastered to comprehend the text adequately. It discuses reading strategies at pre-reading, while reading, post reading.

 

In traditional teaching reading procedure teachers just read the reading passages and answer the comprehension questions with the whole class. By using this method, they think that reading lesson is thought effectively.

 

This kind of reading lesson is not effective way of teaching reading. To teach reading effectively, teachers should teach and make students use reading strategies and to choose the right one to understand the text. By doing this, reading lessons become effective.

 

And also using reading strategies make the reading lessons more effective than those which do not use reading strategies. To support this thought, a pre-test was applied among four reading classes to form two homogeneous groups. During five weeks, the testing group was taught reading with reading strategies but the control group was thought without these reading strategies. With the control group only traditional way was used. After a five-week-study, a post-test was applied to evaluate the results. A t-test was used to compare the results of both groups and a statistically significant difference was found.

Keywords: Reading Strategies, Methods of Teaching Reading


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jse.v3i3.3895

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