Improvement of English Reading Comprehension by Using The Jigsaw Technique for Grade6 students

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Piyawadee Kanama
Mayureesirin Siriwan
Sooksil Prasongsook

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           The aims of the research were to 1) to study the effectiveness index (E.I.) of reading comprehension ability lesson plan based on the jigsaw technique, 2) to compare the achievement reading comprehension ability before and after learning by the jigsaw technique, and 3) to study the attitudes of students toward learning by using the jigsaw technique. The participants were 20 Grade6 students during the second semester of the 2017 academic year at KhokKhonWittayakom School; primary school in Kalasin province, in the northeastern of Thailand. The research instruments used in the study were (1) The Jigsaw Technique Instructional Plan, (2) Achievement test, and (3) Satisfaction questionnaire. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze, and compare the pre- and post- test scores by t-test.


          The research results found that (1) the English reading comprehension ability of students after used the instructional plans rose up at 0.6371 level or 63.71%, (2) the students’ mean score on the pretest and posttest in English reading comprehension skill improved from 13.05 (pretest) to 23.85 (posttest) score with statistically significance at 0.05 level, and (3) The students were satisfied in learning English reading comprehension through the Jigsaw Technique.

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