The Effectiveness of Reciprocal Teaching in Basic Ninth – Grade Student's Achievement in Arabic Syntax and the Motivation Toward its Learning in Jenin Governorate

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Ali Hassan Habayeb/supervisor
Dr. Abdel Kareem Hassan/external examiner
Dr. Souhil Salha/internal examiner
Dr. Ali Hassan Habayeb/supervisor
Morad Ahamd Khaleeliya
This study aimed to discuss the effectiveness of reciprocal teaching strategy in basic ninth- grade student's achievement in Arabic syntax and the motivation toward its learning in Jenin governorate. To achieve this the study tried to answer the following questions: 1- Are there any statistical significant differences at 0,05 =α)) in the achievement of the ninth grade students in Arabic syntax , due to teaching strategy (reciprocal teaching strategy, the traditional way)? 2- Are there any statistical significant difference at 0,05 =α)) in the motivation of the ninth grade students in Arabic syntax , due to teaching method (reciprocal teaching strategy, the traditional way)? The researcher used the quasi-experimental design and was applied to a purposive sample from ninth grade students, in Jenin, which consisted of (46) students, composed of (23) students in each group. The study tools were, an achievement test in Arabic language, The teacher's guide book for the lessons which were perviously prepared according to the reciprocal teaching strategy and a measure tool to assess their motivation toward Arabic language Learning. The validity of tools study was examincd. The researcher used Cronbach alpha equation to calculate The reliabity which was (0.83)for the questionnaire (0.76) for the test The major findings were that: there are statistically significant difference between the means of the experimental group and control group, in the achievement test of Arabic language, as well as students' motivation towards it, and this difference is due to the experimental group that used reciprocal teaching strategy. The researcher recommended the following: conducting additional researches on the use of reciprocal teaching strategy on the other skills such as speaking, reading, and writing in Arabic language, in adition to that, using this strategy and applying it in other materials.
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