Improving Reading comprehension Skill through Post-reading Strategies: An Experimental Study on Secondary School Students’ English Reading Skill in Pakistani


  • Imran Ahmed Assistant Professor, Govt. Premier College, Karachi, Sindh Education & Literacy Department, Pakistan
  • Kamran Ali Associate Professor, Hamdard University, Karachi, Department of Social Science and Humanities
  • IRUM FATIMA HM- School Education & Literacy Department Govt. of Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Zahid Ali Associate Professor, School of Education, American International Theism University Florida-USA
  • Syed Waqarul Hasan Director QEC & Regulatory Affairs from Salim Habib University Karachi



Comprehension, Post reading strategies, Summarizing, Synthesizing, Evaluating


This study regarding reading comprehension sought the effectiveness of post reading strategies and its impacts on grade10 students English reading comprehension skills. The proposed method for teaching English reading skills as a second language contradicts with the outdated methodology, which is employed in majority of Pakistani public schools. The said study was structured on quasi-experimental design. It was based on pretests and posttests comparison groups. Both the groups containing total 95 participants from two different schools of district Korangi, Karachi, who were conveniently selected and labeled as experimental and control group for the study purpose. Both the groups were taught by researcher himself, one with usual traditional grammar-translation method, while the other group was taught by using the interactive reading strategy approach, which emphasizes on summarizing, synthesizing and evaluating for English reading comprehension. Statistical analysis of the data collected from pretest and posttest results were based on SPSS 22. The paired samples t-test and one-way Anova was used to analyze the improvements between pretests and posttests results. The findings of the study proved significant improvements in English reading comprehension skills of the treatment group over the controlled group.