TEACHING STRATEGIES IN READING OF ENGLISH AND THEIR IMPACT ON PERFORMANCE OF THE STUDENTS IN READING COMPREHENSION AT HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL IN PAKISTAN
Keywords:Teaching strategies, Performance, Higher secondary level.
English, being an international language and main source of international communication, occupies great importance all over the world. In Pakistan, it is being taught as compulsory subject from grade one to graduate class and has got status of official language. This study was designed to explore and analyze the strategies adopted by teachers for teaching reading of English at higher secondary level grade XII and their impact on the performance of the students in reading comprehension in English in Pakistan. The participants of this study were 52 English teachers (male/female) teaching to grade XII. The study was conducted in District Naushahro Feroze one the districts of Sindh Pakistan. In order to collect data questionnaire and interview schedule was used. The data analysis revealed that, teaching strategies adopted by the teachers and performance of the students in reading comprehension of English were strongly corelated. The main strategies adopted by the teachers for reading English were making students read aloud, translation of the text, asking information based and comprehension questions, teaching grammatical patterns, teaching vocabulary, making summaries, asking for filling gaps, looking for specific information from the given text, column matching, assigning reading home work etc.