FACTORS AFFECTING THE READING AND COMPREHENSION SKILLS
AMONG GRADE-V PUPILS
AT DULANGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A RESEARCH PAPER
Mr. Eric Contreras
Capiz State University
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for English 122 (Writing in the Discipline)
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Reading means many things to many people. It can be one of the most rewarding, preoccupation of the individual his horizons and making it possible to partake of means accumulated experience and achievements through the ages. It is an active dialogue between the author and the other reader and it is the basic tool for learning in all subjects. It also plays a vital role in ones’ success in school.
Reading is one of the most important skills in English than an individual must need to master. It is a toll subject for it is prerequisite of all learning areas. It serves as a gateway to every child to learn the different subject because a child has a difficulty in reading, he may encounter also difficulties in all subject areas.
At the same time where the technology becomes an advance pupils and students have become addicted to these modern facilities or gadgets. Many of them prefer to play video games, text, chat in the internet rather than reading. Too much engagement caused pupils to have poor level of reading and comprehension.
Comprehension is reading with understanding. It is decoding meaning from the printed text not only in single words or sentences but also of the interrelationships among the sentences in discourse.
One of the many problems of the Grade-V pupils of Dulangan Elementary School is how to improve their reading speed and comprehension skills. Pupils cannot answer questions about the subject matter he has read or he cannot tell what he had read. It is necessary therefore for the teachers to provide as many opportunities as possible to...
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