International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

The effect of extensive reading on students’ performance in reading comprehension and summary writing


Musa Galadima Toro, Mohammed Bello Umar, Charles Chukwuma Motanya

The paper investigated the effect of extensive reading on students’ performance in reading comprehension and summary writing in two selected senior secondary schools in Azare, Bauchi State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses were used for the research. A sample of 120 students was grouped into two, control and experimental groups in order to find out if there is any significant difference between the performances of the students at the pre-test and post-test levels. Treatment was given to the experimental group in form of reading some selected articles from newspapers and magazines while the control group involved in normal classroom reading comprehension passages. The findings show that there was a significant difference in the performance of students in reading comprehension test but there was no significant difference in the performance of students in summary writing test. Recommendations were given based on the findings of the study such as encouraging students to read articles in newspapers and teachers should involved students in reading competitions in order to improve their reading comprehension.
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Musa Galadima Toro, Mohammed Bello Umar, Charles Chukwuma Motanya. The effect of extensive reading on students’ performance in reading comprehension and summary writing. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 08-11
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