The effect of using K-W-L strategy in the achievement of fifth-grade students in reading and their attitudes towards it's learning in public schools in Nablus

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Ali Habayeb/supervisor
Dr. Jamal Ghethan/external examiner
Dr. salah Yassen/internal examinr
Dr. Ali Habayeb/supervisor
Jana Sami Rajeh Mubaslat
The aim of this study is to explore the effect of an educational program based on K-W-L strategy in acquiring the reading skills of the fifth grade students in public schools within Nablus Governorate. The main question of the study tries is as follows: What is the effect of the K-W-L strategy on acquiring reading skills on the fifth grade students, and their attitudes towards reading using this strategy in the schools of Nablus Governorate? The population of this study consists of female students in the fifth grade within Nablus governorate, with a sample of (61) students from Yasser Arafat’s elementary school split into 2 groups, Experimental and control. The experimental group was taught using the K-W-L strategy, while the control group was taught using the traditional methods. An educational program based on K-W-L strategy to develop the reading skills was designed to achieve the goals of this study, the researcher has carried out an achievement exam that measures the reading skills and the students’ attitudes towards learning this skill, the validity and reliability of both tools was confirmed and certified. The data have been analyzed using (ANCOVA), the results have revealed that there are statistical differences at the level (α =0.05) in the mean grades of the experimental group, and the control group in the achievement of reading skill and the attitudes towards learning the reading skill, the study also highlighted a relation between the achievement and the attitudes towards learning the reading skills among the fifth grade students. The researcher has recommended doing more researches and initiatives around this strategy comparing it with the traditional methods on a wider scale including more different grades and topics, and conduct training sessions for teachers to ease and smoothen the process of applying such strategies.
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