Enhancing critical thinking skills to improve reading comprehension progress. (c2016)

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dc.contributor.author Fadlallah, Zahraa Mohammad Kazem
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-30T09:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-30T09:29:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-01-30
dc.date.submitted 2016-09-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5103
dc.description.abstract Teaching English for speakers of other languages is a challenging task, and one efficient way to enhance students’ learning of another language is reading. Reading has an excessive influence on the development of language skills and even on learners’ educational successes for decades. Reading is not just decoding sounds; actual reading is to comprehend what you read, to understand the author’s purpose of writing such a selection, who are the audience, what is the main point behind reading a specific text. In order to enhance such kind of reading, students need to have the ability and the skills to think critically. In this study I exposed students who are struggling in reading comprehension to some comprehension skills and strategies to enhance their critical thinking that may affect their reading comprehension progress, and, accordingly their progress in other subject areas. Participants of the study are fifth grade students of high socio-economic background attending one of the well-known schools in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia. A sample of 50 female students was conveniently selected. From the aforementioned sample, 25 students served as the study group and the others as a control group. A pre and post-test was administered before and after the intervention to both groups; participant observation was conducted, and a questionnaire was filled in by the study group. Results show that the effect of enhancing critical thinking skills on fifth grade students’ reading comprehension progress was positive. It is recommended to conduct the study on different classes, mixed groups, and on a larger scale. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject Reading comprehension -- Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.subject Critical thinking en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title Enhancing critical thinking skills to improve reading comprehension progress. (c2016) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005039 en_US
dc.author.commembers Nabhani, Mona
dc.author.commembers Harati, Lina
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xiii, 119 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Bahous, Rima
dc.keywords Critical Reading (CR) en_US
dc.keywords Reading Comprehension (RC) en_US
dc.keywords English for Speakers of Other Languages en_US
dc.keywords Elementary classes en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 80-94. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2016.33 en_US
dc.author.email zahraa.fadlallah@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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