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Title: Jigsaw Technique in Reading Class of Young Learners: Revealing Students' Interaction
Authors: Tamah, Siti Mina
Keywords: jigsaw technique;reading;classroom interaction
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: Research Center for Language Teaching and Discourses Satya Wacana Christian University
Abstract: Traditional reading class is carried out by the teacher reading the text being discussed then by some students reading in turns. The classroom interaction to discuss the text is then typically teacher centered. The teacher' asks a question; the students wanting to respond raise their hands; the teacher calls on one student and the student called on tries to state the correct answer. This particular classroom structure can be altered to make the class more interactive by jigsaw technique. Studies related to the implementation of jigsaw technique in language classes have been carried out. Most of them focused on high school settings. Although much work has been done to date, more studies need to be performed to ascertain the implementation of jigsaw technique in other settings, such as those in elementary schools. This research deals with the implementation of jigsaw technique in young learners' reading class, and it i:s aimed to reveal the classroom interaction patterns. The result shows that the students initiated the discussion by asking others to commence, volunteering themshelves, or reminding others to start the discussion. The students responded to one another by doing or refusing what was expected: reading, answering, or translating. The students evaluated the responses or initiations by giving correction, confirmation, other answers, or by terminating the discussion neutrally
Description: English.Edu : Journal of Language Teaching and Research Vol. 7, No. 2, July, 2007, p. 187-198
ISSN: 1412-5161
Appears in Collections:English.Edu 2007 Vol. 7 No. 2 July

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