Impact of Reciprocal Teaching Strategy on Students Academic Achievement in the Subject of General Science at Elementary Level
Keywords:Reciprocal Teaching Strategy, Academic Achievement, Elementary Level
The study aimed at examining the effect of reciprocal teaching strategy on students’ academic achievement in the subject of general science at elementary level. The objectives of the study were; (i) to investigate the effect of using reciprocal teaching strategy on academic achievement of 5th grade students, (ii) To investigate the effect of reciprocal teaching strategy on high achiever and low achiever of 5th grade, (iii) To observe the participation of the students in reciprocal teaching strategy. Sample of the study was consisting of 40 students studying general science in class 5th. A Pre-test Post- test equivalent group design was used to conduct the study. For collection of data teachers made test and observation sheets were developed. Statistical techniques such t-test, percentage, S.D and mean were used to analyze the collected data. The study is equally significant for students, teachers, curriculum developers and future researchers. It was found that the participation of students was significant in reciprocal teaching strategy during treatment. The participation of students in reciprocal teaching strategy reported an increasing trend after the first week to week 6.With the help of reciprocal teaching strategy students readiness to learn, their attention to reading and listening, their ability to generate questions from the text, their activeness during the discussion and their confidence about sharing their ideas in a group increased hundred percent. Reciprocal teaching had great effect on student’s academic achievement.
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