Individual Problem Solving Shared Reading to Develop Students’ Reading Comprehension

Abstract

Teaching English as a Foreign Language is challenged to find strategies which develop student-centered learning and be able to cultivate students’ language competence and performance effectively. Shared reading is affirmed as one of effective strategies to develop student-centered learning. The strategy is recognized as a creative and exciting model for active learning by doing a group or student-sharing. It makes students learn how making connections, predicting, asking questions, understanding new vocabulary, and making inferences. The main purpose of applying this strategy is to make the students have knowledge of vocabulary and concepts of print and literature reading, as well as use the language through collaborative reading experience. In implementing this strategy, the level of education in which the strategy is implemented should be considered. The way how this strategy may be utilized in the classroom is presented in this article.

Keywords: shared reading, teaching strategy, student centered learning

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