Use Of Short Stories To Develop Reading Skills At Secondary Level In Public Schools In Rahim Yar Khan: An Experimental Study

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Ms. Noor ul Ain , Dr. Samina Sarwat , Mr. Waheed Shahzad , Mr. Muhammad Abu Bakar


The current study examines the impact of using short stories from English as original material to develop reading skills: an experimental study conducted among EFL students at the secondary level in Rahim Yar Khan region. The main objectives of the study were to assess whether English as a foreign language learners can develop reading skills using short stories. The research is then limited to the study of EFL learners of secondary level in public schools in Rahim Yar Khan. The study will use the Pretest-Posttest Equivalent-Group Design. The short story program is expected to have a positive effect on reading comprehension. Secondary level public schools of Rahim Yar Khan were selected through an appropriate selection process. The accessible population consisted of total 80 students. 80 students were selected by simple random sampling. The results of reading comprehension tests clearly showed that the use of short stories in the development of reading skills has a strong positive effect on student achievement and is more interesting learning material for students than those in their textbooks.

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