Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
Keywords and Subject Headings
Reading, ESL, College, Students, Teaching
Reading strategy awareness plays a significant role in reading comprehension and the educational process. Think Aloud importance, has long been the ignored skill in English language teaching, research, learning, and assessment. The lack of effective reading strategies exacerbates the problem of poor readers and poor education success. One solution to the problem of poor reading comprehension is the learning of metacognitive reading strategy skills. Metacognitive reading strategy ability needs to be focused in language learning and teaching. The present study is an attempt to find out whether think alouds or verbal protocols enhances EFL students' reading comprehension. Furthermore, it attempts to detect the relationship between metacognitive reading strategy awareness and reading comprehension. This paper focuses on the four main issues. First, it discusses the definition of think alouds. 2ndly it reviews significant research in the areas of reading, language learning and methods for teaching think alouds. Thirdly is the methodology and results for the research into think aloud research and strategy usage. Fourth are the findings based on the review of the literature along with analysis of the data are of great significance and can be advantageous to improve EFL learners reading comprehension.
Heacock, Nancy, "The Importance of Thinking Aloud and Reading Strategies for Awareness in Reading Comprehension" (2014). Culminating Projects in TESL. 52.