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Title: The Impact of Reciprocal Reading Strategies on Developing the Writing Skills of EFL Fourth Grade Learners in Kuwait Public Schools
Authors: Nashmeya Hamad AL-Rashidy 
Supervisor: Dr.Wafaa Salem AL-Yaseen
Keywords: Writing Skills, EFL, Fourth Grade, Kuwait, Public Schools
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: The present study attempts to examine the effect of reciprocal teaching of reading strategies; which deal with cooperative learning and follow specific steps of reading to follow, on developing writing abilities of EFL fourth grade learners. In order to achieve this objective, the study was applied on a sample consists of two groups; a control group and an experimental group of grade four. A pre-test and a post-test were administered. The study was implemented within 12 sessions to practice the reciprocal strategies on an experimental group of 27 learners. A control group of 28 learners was taught according to the fourth grade curriculum methodology as presented in the Teacher's Guide. The researcher collected the qualitative data through the observation, and the quantitative data of the pre-test and the post-test was calculating using SPSS Program. The results showed that the Reciprocal Reading Comprehension Strategies had the same effect, on developing writing skills, as the integrated method. The Integrated Method is the one recommended on teaching English in Kuwaiti primary schools. Based on the results, this present study recommended Reciprocal Reading Comprehension Strategies as a possible effective method on teaching writing skills in the fourth grade.
Appears in Programs:820 Foundation of Education

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