Reading Strategies: A Catalyst for Enhancing Comprehension and Summary Writing' Proficiency, among High School Students in Lagos State
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University of Lagos Press, Akoka
Designs the effects of the use of reading strategies on the development of students ' proficiency in reading comprehension and summary writing That is, it sought to determine whether students exposed to reading strategies would improve and perform better in reading comprehension and summary writing than those not so exposed. A total of 240 senior secondary I (SSJ) students and 50 teachers were randomly selected ./i"OI7l four randomly selected senior secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. Two separate questionnaires of the Likert scale type were administered on the teacher and student samples. Five reading passages were used to teach students some relevant reading strategies such as predicting, thinking aloud, inferring, questioning, context clues and summarising. The pre-test and post-test exercises were used to collect data in both comprehension and summary writing Data collected were analysed using percentages, mean, standard deviation and ANO VA statistical tools, at 0.05 significant level. Findings showed that while teachers were aware of some reading strategies and techniques of summary writing, students were not; the use of reading strategies had a significant positive effect on students' performance in reading comprehension; reading strategies positively affected students' performance in summary writing; and there was a significant difference in performance between students who received reading instructions using reading strategies and those who did not in both comprehension and summary writing Based on the findings, recommendations were made on how to create more awareness about reading strategies, their benefits and how to cultivate their use to enhance the performance of students in reading comprehension and summary writing
Reading Comprehension , Summary Writting , Reading Strategies , Development of Students' , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Mass communication
Ikonta, N.R and Ugbede, N.J (2014). Reading Strategies: A Catalyst for Enhancing Comprehension and Summary Writing' Proficiency, among High School Students in Lagos State. Unilag Journal of Humanities, Vol.2(1), 55-68p.