Using School Content Based Texts to Increase Secondary School Pupils’ Motivation to Read and Develop their Reading Skill: The Case of Second Secondary Year Pupils in Algeria
AbstractThe aim of this paper is twofold: to investigate Algerian secondary school pupils’ interests and preferences for the selection of reading materials and to examine the possibility of taking pupils’ existing knowledge acquired in other school subjects into consideration for the selection of reading materials to develop their reading skill and learn E.F.L through content. This may bring an answer to the lack of interest pupils seem to show when presented to the English texts contained in their English textbooks and will perhaps contribute to the design of an E.F.L reading program for secondary school pupils. This program could take into consideration pupils’ interests and background knowledge for the selection of reading materials to the English reading classroom. This may develop pupils’ reading skill and reading to learn strategies, which they will need after leaving school.
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