My Ssec Capstone Project When pre-intermediate students are asked to read a text in EFL classroom

When pre-intermediate students are asked to read a text in EFL classroom

When pre-intermediate students are asked to read a text in EFL classroom, they are unable to read fluently because most of their attention is directed towards decoding individual words, without having a purpose for reading. In this respect, the present study aims at investigating the effects of raising third year middle school students’ metacognitive awareness of reading fluency and comprehension. The study is based on an experimental research design wherein 98 students were conveniently selected to partake in a seven weeks training program and treatment. Tow pre-course questionnaires were administered to students to gather information about their metacognitive awareness of the reading process and their use of reading strategies. Then these learners were tested before the training sessions took place in order to check firstly the homogeneity of the groups in terms of reading fluency and secondly to assess their comprehension ability, and therefore to diagnose their needs for the training phase. For five weeks duration, the training sessions focused on raising students’ metacognitive awareness of the reading comprehension process using strategy instructional framework. The study ended with two posttests and two other post-study questionnaires. The analysis of the data collected on reading comprehension and reading fluency demonstrated that the learners’ assigned to the experimental groups have significantly (p

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