Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

The Effectiveness of ScaffoldingStrategy in EFL reading comprehension

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Sri Wachyunni
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.32How to use a DOI?
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scaffolding; EFL; reading comprehension
Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine the effectiveness of scaffolding in improving reading comprehension skills in an EFL reading context. An experimental design was applied in this article. Participants of this study were 60 students of English Education at Jambi University. The students in the experimental and the control group read the same English texts. In the experimental group, students were helped by scaffolding questions in cooperative learning condition. In the control group students had no scaffolding questions in conventional learning condition. A pretest and posttest were administered to measure students' comprehension before and after reading classes in both groups. Statistical analyses using an independent sample t-test were conducted to compare mean scores of scaffolding reading class as the experimental group and non-scaffolding class as the control group. The results revealed that scaffolding provides a differential effect on reading comprehension gain for the lower and higher ability students in the experimental group. This suggests that the lower students of scaffolding group benefited more in terms of reading comprehension gain than the higher ability students.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.32How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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