The Effect of Scaffolded Reading Experience and Collaborative Strategic Reading on Students’ Reading Comprehension Skills across Different Reading Proficiency Levels

Ida Puji Lestari, Mirjam Anugerahwati


This study investigated the effects of Scaffolded Reading Experience (SRE) and Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) on the students' performance in ELT reading comprehension classes. A quasi-experimental approach using factorial design was employed with 28 participants, who were Indonesian college students in two complete classes of the Cultural Studies Faculty of Universitas Brawijaya Malang. The results showed that there were no significant differences in the performance of those students taught with SRE and those taught with CSR. A possible cause for this lack of difference could be the greater influence of other factors, including the classroom environment, the teachers’ experience, and the students’ ability. This study suggests that English lecturers can apply SRE and CSR as two alternative strategies to teach reading comprehension. Future researchers should conduct studies involving larger numbers of participants to identify the factors affecting the learning of reading comprehension.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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