The Effect of Using the SQ4R Strategy on Tenth Graders' English Reading Comprehension

Shoma Hussein Al-Alwan, Mahmoud Sulaiman Bani Abdelrahman


This study investigated the effect of using the SQ4R strategy on tenth graders' English reading comprehension during the academic year 2022/2023. The study is quantitative and employs a quasi-experimental design. The school was purposefully selected on convenient grounds. Fifty EFL female students participated in the study at Um Jouzah Secondary School for Girls and were distributed into 25 students for the experimental group and 25 students for the control group, assigned by draw. To achieve the aim of the study, the instrument was used: pre-post-tests on reading comprehension in both groups. All the text topics were chosen from the Action Pack10 textbook for the first semester, the reading comprehension test was developed, content validated, and piloted as appropriate. The computed reliability for internal consistency for the comprehension test was 0.82. The results showed the positivity of the SQ4R strategy on improving reading comprehension for the sample of the study, the study found a significant difference between the experimental and control groups, with the experimental group scoring 15.36 and the control group scoring 11.08. The researcher recommended that further research to integrate technology into SQ4R to enhance engagement and accessibility to learners, as she recommended that regular curriculum updates, and fostering a collaborative environment are crucial for successful implementation, so the Ministry of Education should incorporate SQ4R into the curriculum to promote collaborative learning.

Keywords: Reading comprehension, the SQ4R strategy

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/15-1-06

Publication date: January 31st 2024

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