The Effect Of Using Metalinguistic Awareness On Developing English Reading Skills For The Primary School Pupils With Dyslexia

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Tawfik Mabrouk Tawfik ,Lamiaa Kamel


The current study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of  using Metalinguistic Awareness on developing English reading skills for the primary school pupils with dyslexia. A pre- post experimental group design was designed to achieve the study objectives, as the researcher used the explicit teaching by promoting metalinguistic awareness activities in a classroom to develop reading skills for dyslexic pupils. Twenty dyslexic pupils were inentionaly chosen for the experimental group and twenty for the control group from the fifth primary dyslexic pupils. Pupils were trained to develop their reading skills by using metalinguistic awareness activities while the control group used usual instruction. Instruments of the study included metalinguistic awareness checklist and reading skills checklist to determine metalinguistic awareness skills and reading  skills that were mostly needed by the fifth primary pupils, a pre-posttest in reading skills.  Some lessons were reformed by promoting metalinguistic awareness activities and teaching them by explicit teaching by the researcher to develop reading skills for the sample of the study. Analysis of data obtained by dyslexic pupils revealed that the experimental group significantly achieved higher on the post reading  test as the difference in the mean scores of the two administrations was statistically significant in favor of the experimental group. . Discussion of these findings, recommendations and suggestions for further research are presented                                                  

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