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Title: An overview of the different methodologies used in developing reading ability of year 2 students
Authors: Bartolo, Sarah
Farrugia, Catherine
Keywords: Reading -- Language experience approach
Literacy -- Malta
Reading (Early childhood) -- Malta
Children -- Books and reading
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This research investigated the teaching of English reading in Year 2. The study was carried out with six teachers in three state schools, two church schools and an independent school in different parts of Malta. The main objective was to compare teachers' methodologies with suggested practices found in research. Twenty-nine observations were carried out between May 2011 and June 2011. Questionnaires were given to teachers to investigate their methodologies. Instilling in the learners enthusiasm and interest was a main concern for the teachers. Shared reading using reading schemes and basal readers was a common reading approach. Other recommended approaches and differentiated instruction were also implemented. The study showed that various resources were used to teach reading. Teachers were aware that both decoding and comprehension skills are essential for reading. Consequently, a balanced reading programme was favoured. Higher order questioning was often used to develop comprehension skills. Although the methodologies used by the teachers reflect what is stated in research, it was noted that some recommended approaches were not practised.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEdu - 2012

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