Exploring online resources for/with fifth graders to cultivate reading habits and increase English literacy achievement

Diem, Chuzaimah and Novitasari, Revi (2012) Exploring online resources for/with fifth graders to cultivate reading habits and increase English literacy achievement. Basic Research Journal Education Research and Review, 1 (3). pp. 38-47. ISSN 2315-6872

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    Abstract

    Rapid advances of ICT have important implications in the process of EYL teaching and learning. This paper highlights the results of the experimental study using ‘Online Resources Strategy (ORS)’ at an Elementary School in Palembang to cultivate the pupils’ reading habits and improve their English achievement. Forty fifth graders were randomly chosen out of 112 pupils based on gender. They were then equally divided into two groups, experimental and control. Despite a set of literacy tests, comprising four skills and reading habit questionnaires given to both groups, as pretest and posttest, only the experimental group was taught English by using the strategy. The results show that there was a significant change in the experimental group pupils’ reading habits (t=5.604, p<0.000) and their literacy achievement (t=11.541, p<.000). Of the four literacy skills measured, writing skill had the highest mean difference followed by listening, reading, and speaking. However, when the gain scores between the two groups were compared, it was found that the highest significant mean difference was in listening followed by reading and speaking but not in writing. The contribution of ORS to both pupils’ literacy achievement was 74.9% (t=10.659, p<0.000; R=0.866, R2=0.749) and their reading habits was 15.5% (t=2.638, p<0.012; R=0.393, R2=0.155). Finally, to make the results of this present study meaningful, some interpretation and plausible implications in EYL classroom are discussed

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: EFL, literacy achievement, online resources strategy, TEYL, reading habits
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education > English Language Education
    Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Chuzaimah Diem
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 12:31
    Last Modified: 22 May 2013 12:31
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/2209

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