PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.32, pp.65-76, 2012 (ESCI)
The present study aims at determining the effects of one of those reading strategies, namely, chunking on the reading comprehension of learners of English. The study was conducted with the preparatory class students at the Department of English Language Teaching of the Faculty of Education of Ondokuz Mayis University in Turkey. The learners were assigned to experimental and control groups randomly. The study was employed non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design where the number of subjects was a total of 36. While chunking was implemented in reading classes of the experimental group, ordinary reading texts were implemented in control group. In conclusion, chunking, as an effective reading strategy, improved the reading skills of the learners of English.