International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Effect of Using Role Play Strategy on Tenth Grade Students' Performance in Reading Skill at Public Schools in Amman
Dr. Mona Smadi

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using Role play strategy on tenth grade students'performance inEnglish Language reading skill in public schools in Jordan.To achieve the purpose of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' performance in English language reading skill. The sample of the study comprised (256) tenth grade students in public schools in Amman and was distributed into four sections, which were selected purposefully. The sample of the study was distributed into four groups (two experimental and two control groups). The experimental group's students were taught the reading skill using the Role-play strategy while the control groups' students were taught using the traditional way. The sample of the study was (128) students in the experimental group and (128) students in the control group. Those groups were distributed into four purposefully selected sections in public schools in Amman. Theresults of the study showed a variance in the means of the achievement test according togroup, it also showed that there were statistically significant differences on theachievement test due to the Strategy variable. There were statistically significantdifferences between the Role play Strategy and the Current Strategy in favor of the Role play Strategy, and there was no statistically significant difference in thestudents' achievement due to gender. There was no statistically significant difference due tothe interaction between gender and group.The researchers recommend that EFL researchers focus on new teaching strategies and conductmore studies related this topic. They also recommend that other researchers conductstudies and focus on the Role play Strategy.

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