Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Using Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol ( SIOP) among EFL Students
Dr. Hanan Gamal Mohamed Ebedy
Lecturer of Curriculum and Instruction (TEFL)
Misr University for Science and Technology
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Technology (JRCIET)
his study aimed at developing reading comprehension skills using Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) among second-year English majors at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Translation, Misr University for Science and Technology. The English reading comprehension skills were identified through developing a checklist. In light of the skills identified, a pre-post reading comprehension test was constructed and validated by a panel of EFL jurors .The participants, totaling 68, were divided into two equal groups of 34 students in the experimental group and 34 students in the control. The experimental group students received English reading comprehension instruction using SIOP model, while the control group students received regular reading comprehension instruction. The findings of the study showed that the experimental group students outperformed the control group students in reading comprehension skills.
Keywords: reading comprehension, SIOP Model