Using Story Grammar Method to Develop Seventh Grade Students' Narrative  Texts Comprehension in English as a Foreign Language

Wael H. Zidan


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using the story grammar method to develop seventh grade students' narrative texts comprehension in English as a foreign language. Previous research suggests that narrative texts comprehension can be improved through story grammar method. The researcher designed a story-mapping for teaching the experimental group. The researcher also developed an instrument, which is a narrative comprehension test to measure the students' performance. The sample consisted of two classes (n= 52) of grade seven male students from a school in the Sultanate of Oman, Al-Batinah South. These classes were randomly selected. One class functioned as an experimental group and the other as a control group. The results revealed that the students in the experimental group performed better than the students in the control group. The story grammar method had a positive effect on the students' narrative textss comprehension. Based on these findings, the study presents some recommendations and suggestions for further research.



Narrative texts, story grammar, story mapping, story schema.

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