Using e-book extensive reading as a remedial program: A case study of a junior high school in New Taipei City
Tu, Huei Wun
Chang, Hsun Huei
Tu, Huei Wun
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|摘要: ||本論文主旨在探討以廣泛閱讀方式將電子書運用於國中英語補救教學的課程，對於英語補救教學學生在辨認字義、閱讀理解與英語閱讀態度的影響。文中亦探討學生在實行課程當中所面臨的困難與挑戰，以及對此課程之看法。本研究以六位來自新北市八年級英語補救教學學生為研究對象，每週上課一次為期26週，課程分兩階段進行。第一階段為上學期16週，採學生個人閱讀方式；第二階段則為下學期10週，加入同儕閱讀夥伴方式閱讀。兩階段課程之前後，分別以英語測驗作為前後測。而在本研究開始前及結束後，均對學生進行閱讀態度的量測，使用工具為Yamashita (2013)的第二語言閱讀態度量表。在全部課程結束後，所有學生須填寫關於本課程的問卷。|
This study aims to investigate how e-book extensive reading as a remedial program (EERRP) affects English remedial learners’ word recognition, reading comprehension, and reading attitudes towards English. It also attempts to explore the difficulties and challenges met by the remedial students and their responses to the EERRP. Six eighth-grade remedial students at a junior high school in New Taipei City were participants in this study. The 26-week program was divided into two stages with one class period every week. Stage 1 included individual reading for the first 16 weeks and Stage 2 included pair reading with reading partners for the remaining 10 weeks. The Test of English Word Recognition and Reading Comprehension was administered to the remedial students as pre-test and post-test in both stages. The degree of changes in reading attitude was assessed by using the reading attitude scale (Yamashita, 2013) before and after the EERRP. At the end of the program, a post-study questionnaire was administered to each of the participants.
The results showed that there was a significant difference in word recognition skills after the inclusion of reading partners in Stage 2. The effect was not quite as good for reading comprehension. Moreover, it was found that the EERRP had positive effects on the attitudes of the struggling EFL readers towards reading English. Based upon the findings, it is suggested that junior high school English teachers can make good use of reading partners and employ the EERRP to facilitate the word recognition skills and enhance the attitudes towards learning of struggling students. Pedagogical implications and suggestions for future studies are presented as well.
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