The Use of Think-Aloud in Assisting Reading Comprehension among Primary School Students

  • Amelia Shoon Wan Chin Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Kartini Abdul Ghani Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Abstract

Reading strategies are seldom taught to students despite their importance in aiding reading comprehension. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the think-aloud strategy and investigate primary school students' perception of using the think-aloud strategy in assisting their reading comprehension. Twenty-seven primary school students were introduced and trained to use the think-aloud strategy through teacher-modelling and reciprocal think-aloud with comprehension passages related to the relevant English curriculum. Questionnaires and interview sessions were conducted to gather information on how the students perceive the use of think-aloud in reading comprehension. Findings revealed that students have positive perceptions towards using think-aloud as a reading strategy in their reading comprehension and were keen on using the strategy in their future reading.

 

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Published
2021-03-25
How to Cite
Chin, A. S. W., & Ghani, K. A. (2021). The Use of Think-Aloud in Assisting Reading Comprehension among Primary School Students. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 7(1), 11-32. https://doi.org/10.33736/jcshd.2456.2021