ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of literature circles practices on students’ extensive reading. An experimental research design was employed in the study. Sixty randomly selected students (30 for the control group and 30 for the experimental group) were involved from Chamo Secondary School, Arba Minch Ethiopia. An intervention questionnaire was employed in order to obtain data required for the study. The data gathered through an intervention questionnaire instrument was subject to quantitative analysis. An independent sample t-test was employed to examine the effect of the intervention between the control and experimental groups. The experiment was conducted for two semesters on the experimental group. The result of the intervention showed that there was statistically significant difference on the students’ motivation of reading, comprehension, and narrative texts analysis. Finally, based on the results conclusions and recommendations were made.
Keywords: literature circles, extensive reading, motivation, comprehension, narrative texts.