Effectiveness of CIRC to Enhance Chinese Reading and Writing Skills for Grad 3 Primary Students in Liuzhou City, China

  •  Caiguang Li    
  •  Jiraporn Chano    
  •  Autthapon Intasena    


The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of implementing the Collaborative Strategic Reading (CIRC) approach in reading instruction on the development of reading and writing abilities among third-grade children in primary schools. Utilizing a unified pre-test and post-test experimental design. The study’s sample consists of 43 students that are enrolled in Class 1 of Grade 3. The study involved the implementation of Collaborative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) methodology in Chinese reading instruction. Additionally, self-designed assessments were administered to measure the students’ reading and writing proficiency levels. These assessments were conducted both before to and after the experimental intervention, allowing for the examination of any variations in the students’ scores. The data underwent analysis utilizing the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), which involved calculating the mean, standard deviation, and conducting a T-test. The findings of the study suggest that the use of CIRC (Cognitive Instructional Reading Comprehension) in Chinese reading instruction yields a substantial enhancement in the reading and writing proficiencies of elementary school children. Moreover, there is a notable increase in the scores across several dimensions of reading and writing skills. Based on the findings of this study, the researchers propose the implementation of CIRC technology in Chinese reading instruction across several grade levels as a means to augment students’ proficiency in reading and writing.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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