Retelling as an effective reading comprehension strategy for young ESL learners

dc.contributor.author Han, Jung-Ah
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2018-08-22T20:19:06.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:51:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:51:04Z
dc.date.copyright Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2005
dc.date.issued 2005-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Retelling is not a new strategy, but it has been underestimated for a long time. This study investigates the effectiveness of retelling as a reading strategy for elementary school students of English as a Second Language (ESL). Two first graders, three second graders, and three fifth graders participated in the study. They were divided into two groups (Group A and B) considering their English competence and other factors. Their retelling outcomes including oral, written and drawings during 2 months period were collected and analyzed. During the study, students were being read stories and asked to retell the stories orally and/ or in written and/ or in drawings. The results show a noticeable improvement in their story structure, length of the retelling, reading comprehension, and confidence. No major improvement in vocabulary growth was found, in spite of individual difference. Self-evaluations and observation results indicate that the participants enjoyed story readings, their attitude toward reading became more positive and they gained self-confidence. The results suggest that retelling could be a useful reading strategy for ESL learners with its potential.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 17268
dc.identifier.contextkey 7236650
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-7202
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/16269
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/69989
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
dc.subject.disciplines English Language and Literature
dc.subject.disciplines First and Second Language Acquisition
dc.subject.keywords English
dc.subject.keywords Teaching English as a second language
dc.subject.keywords Applied linguistics (Literacy in English as a second language)
dc.subject.keywords Literacy in English as a second language
dc.title Retelling as an effective reading comprehension strategy for young ESL learners
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
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