Effects of Cloze Instructional Approach on Junior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in English Reading Comprehension
AbstractThe aim of the study was to find out what effect cloze instructional approach as a technique for teaching reading comprehension has on students’ reading comprehension achievement in English language using Owerri Educational Zone. The result of the study would be significant as it would provide basis for incorporating the cloze approach as a method of teaching reading comprehension. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to achieve the stated goal. A purposive sampling technique was used to sample 240 students in the area of study. Data for the study were collected using standardized achievement tests to be administered to two groups of students; the treatment and the conventional groups, Research questions were analysed using mean and standard deviation. The result of the analysis showed that the cloze approach is more effective than the conventional method in enhancing students' achievement in English reading comprehension. Cloze approach has no differential effect on urban and rural students and so effective for both locations. Based on the result some recommendations were made.
LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(3), 32-40, 2011