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Motivating children to read through storytelling. (c2010)

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dc.contributor.author Sinno, Rima
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-22T06:55:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-22T06:55:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-03-22
dc.date.submitted 2010-05-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/294
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-64). en_US
dc.description.abstract Some students consider reading challenging. As they grow up, it becomes frustrating for them which does not give them the impulse to grab a book and read. They are demotivated. English language teachers seek methods and strategies to support their students with the best learning environment. This study investigates whether storytelling is a practical and powerful teaching tool in grade six in a private school in Beirut, Lebanon. Also, it aims to see if it can motivate children not only to read more but also to read stories of different genres. This research study points out some effective ways or techniques of storytelling that can be used with sixth graders in a private school in Lebanon. The target population consists of one class of eleven to twelve year old children in a grade six in a private school in Beirut where English is taught as a second language. The instruments used for data collection consist of one semi-structured interview with an ESL teacher, a questionnaire distributed to the sixth grade class, and non-participant observation conducted by the researcher. Results show that students lack interest in reading stories. Their teacher tries to use storytelling skills in the language classroom because the observation showed that the students were motivated in the classroom discussions, and they shared their ideas and stories. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Reading (Middle school) -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Storytelling -- Study and teaching -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Motivation in education -- Lebanon en_US
dc.title Motivating children to read through storytelling. (c2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200103521 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Layla Harmoush en_US
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department MA in Education en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 96 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2010.27


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