Wu, W.W.Y., Chu, S.K.W, Chan, H., Wong, J., Tse, S.K., Tavares, N. & Mok, S.W.S. (2014). Strengthening students’ reading comprehension ability (both Chinese and English) through developing children’s literature equiz bank on the cloud. The 19th International Education and Technology Conference. Hong Kong, China.
Strengthening students’ reading comprehension ability (both Chinese and English) through developing children’s literature equiz bank on the cloud
WU Wendy Wai Yue, CHU Samuel Kai Wah, CHAN Helen, WONG June, TSE Shek Kam, TAVARES Nicole, MOK Sum Wing Sanny
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Reading proficiency is closely related to students’ academic performance. The online e-quiz bank “Reading Battle” aims at enhancing students’ reading interest and developing their reading habits. After reading children’s literature borrowed from school libraries, students may take quizzes on the e-quiz bank to evaluate their reading comprehension ablility. First launched in Hong Kong, the e-quiz bank assists students in enhancing their reading interest and abilities by motivating, scaffolding, and monitoring strategies. This article discusses the project’s features and evaluates their effectiveness in achieving the project goals. Preliminary findings of the project shows that the e-quiz bank offer participants a fun, interactive, and personalized experience in improving their reading comprehension
abilities and is effective in fostering a habit of reading.
Keywords: Reading interest, reading habit, reading comprehension ability, primary education, e-quiz bank