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  • ENGLISH VOCABULARY LEARNING THROUGH INTERACTIVE READING

    USING SHORT STORIES IN NINTH GRADERS

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    ENGLISH VOCABULARY LEARNING THROUGH INTERACTIVE READING

    USING SHORT STORIES IN NINTH GRADERS

    DIANA MARCELA RODRIGUEZ ALMANZA

    CRISTIAN RODOLFO TUNJO AVILA

    CORPORACION UNIVERSITARIA MINUTO DE DIOS

    FACULTAD DE EDUCACION

    LICENCIATURA EN IDIOMA EXTRANJERO INGLES

    2015

  • ENGLISH VOCABULARY LEARNING THROUGH INTERACTIVE READING

    USING SHORT STORIES IN NINTH GRADERS

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    ENGLISH VOCABULARY LEARNING THROUGH INTERACTIVE READING

    USING SHORT STORIES IN NINTH GRADERS

    DIANA MARCELA RODRIGUEZ ALMANZA

    CRISTIAN RODOLFO TUNJO AVILA

    Pedagogical research project undertaken to qualify for the bachelor program in English

    Language Teaching

    ADVISOR

    BLANCA LUCIA CELY BETANCOURT

    CORPORACION UNIVERSITARIA MINUTO DE DIOS

    FACULTAD DE EDUCACION

    LICENCIATURA EN IDIOMA EXTRANJERO INGLES

    2015

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    To God, for allow us conclude this project, to our families for supporting us in our

    career and in our lives and make this dream true.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    First of all, we want to thank God for giving us patience and wisdom during all of the

    development of our study. Second, we want to acknowledge our professor Blanca Lucia

    CelyBetancourt who taught us a different way of thinking and learning. Also we would like

    to thank the school and students’ of ninth grade for allowing us to develop our research

    project and implementation.

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    Index

    Index ......................................................................................................................................................... 4

    ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................................................. 6

    CHAPTER 1 ................................................................................................................................................ 7

    INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................... 7

    Statement of the problem.................................................................................................................. 10

    Justification ........................................................................................................................................ 13

    Objectives ........................................................................................................................................... 15

    General objective: .......................................................................................................................... 15

    Specific objectives: ......................................................................................................................... 15

    Research question: ............................................................................................................................. 15

    Sub-questions: ................................................................................................................................ 16

    CHAPTER 2 .............................................................................................................................................. 17

    LITERATURE REVIEW .......................................................................................................................... 17

    Reading ........................................................................................................................................... 18

    Interactive Reading ........................................................................................................................ 22

    Teaching reading in a second language ......................................................................................... 25

    Vocabulary learning process .......................................................................................................... 28

    CHAPTER 3 .............................................................................................................................................. 32

    METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH DESIGN ............................................................................................. 32

    Type of Study .................................................................................................................................. 33

    Setting ............................................................................................................................................ 38

    Participants and sampling .............................................................................................................. 40

    Data collection instruments ........................................................................................................... 41

    Students’ artifacts ...................................................................................................................... 42

    Student`s tests ............................................................................................................................ 43

    Role of the researcher .................................................................................................................... 44

    CHAPTER 4 .............................................................................................................................................. 45

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    Instructional Design ........................................................................................................................... 45

    CHAPTER 5 .............................................................................................................................................. 52

    Data analysis and Findings ................................................................................................................. 52

    Categories of analysis ..................................................................................................................... 54

    Research question: ............................................................................................................................. 54

    Sub-questions: ................................................................................................................................ 54

    Category 1: “Students increase motivation when reading short stories” ................................. 55

    Subcategory 1: Reading for pleasure .............................................................................. 59

    Subcategory 2: Development of creativity ..................................................................... 60

    Category 2 “Students improve vocabulary and reading” ........................................................... 62

    Subcategory 1: Students get better grades in written tests ............................................. 63

    CHAPTER 6 .............................................................................................................................................. 66

    CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS ................................................................................................... 66

    Conclusions .................................................................................................................................... 66

    Implications .................................................................................................................................... 67

    Limitations ...................................................................................................................................... 69

    Further research ............................................................................................................................. 69

    REFERENCES ........................................................................................................................................... 71

    Annexes .................................................................................................................................................. 75

    Annex 1 (First test applied) ................................................................................................................ 75

    Annexes 2 (Second test applied) ........................................................................................................ 90

    Annexes 3 (Artifacts) ........................................................................................................................ 102

    Activities in class ........................................................................................................................... 102

    Dictionaries .............................................