Using genre based approach for the reading mangas to improve reading comprehension skills in the online efl class. genre based pedagogy
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Teachers are requested to develop students' reading comprehension ability, so they can understand, debate and propose ideas based on texts they read in class. However, in some of our school contexts and during our observations we could recognize that students tend to perceive texts as long and boring, Moreover, activities students engage in are mostly to search for literal information and vocabulary answers in texts. This research focused on addressing students’ needs concerning reading by using genre-based pedagogy and mangas as texts in an EFL context. This study also sought to describe the possible affordances that might be observed on 8thh graders´ after being taught with GBP and mangas, as well as exploring how it provoked some changes in students´ negative feelings towards reading in the EFL class. Results from the study showed that knowledge of genre and interaction with its components helped students understand the story in the Manga, read a new manga by their own and answer genre questions about it. The study also showed how some of the students felt comfortable when reading after being taught with GBP.
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