Document Type : research paper


1 English Department of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 University of Tabriz


Reading skill entails the employment of specific skills and strategies. The use of post-reading and pre-reading activities, considering the importance of individual differences of the learners, have been reported to be successful techniques in improving reading comprehension. Thus, the objective of the current study is to scrutinize the influence of pre- and post-reading activities in developing EFL learners’ reading motivation, self-regulation, and reading comprehension. The participants were 111 male and female B.A. students at the intermediate proficiency level selected through random sampling method. The instruments included Motivation for Reading Questionnaire by Mori (2002) and Self-Regulation Questionnaire by Brown et al., (1999). Reading comprehension is assessed founded on the learners’ scores in the reading section of PET. The collected data was analyzed by ANCOVA. The findings revealed that pre-reading and post-reading activities were effective in improving learners’ self-regulation, reading motivation, and reading comprehension. Additionally, it can be claimed that the effectiveness of pre-reading and post-reading activities on developing self-regulation and reading motivation can ultimately enhance learners’ reading comprehension. The outcomes of the study could be beneficial for EFL learners and teachers.


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