The Effectiveness of Using Electronic Language Games in Developing Reading Skills among the Primary School Children in Skaka City of Saudi Arabia

Abstract

The present study is aimed to investigate the extent of the electronic language games effectiveness in developing reading skills among year one primary school children in Skaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To achieve this, the researcher used quasiexperimental approach, and chose a group of primary school children consisting of 60, divided into two equal groups: experimental group and control group consisting of 30 children each. The contents of the course, “My Beautiful Language” of unit five “My Games and My Hobbies” were analyzed to determine the list of reading skills (auditory discrimination, visual discrimination, oral discrimination and perception). Additionally electronic language games were designed according to suitable prototypes of electronic games in order to develop the reading skills of the first grade children. Note cards and achievement test on reading skills were also developed, and followed by the experiment, which utilized the application tool, and data analysis. The results of this study show that the first grade students were positively affected by the use of electronic language games in developing reading skills (auditory discrimination, visual discrimination, oral discrimination and perception). As the implication of the study, the researcher recommends the development and the design of electronic language games for all units in the course, “My Beautiful Language” and for the other different grades at school.

Keywords: Educational Electronic Games, Effectivity, Elementary Phase, Linguistic Skill


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