Approximately half the sum would remain capital to continue the project. The remainder would have gone to the feeding programme, but there was a temporary setback. Within the next three weeks we intend to complete the house and continue the project. Over time with a little luck, this project can be expanded to accrue more funds and a wider financial base and can therefore benefit more students in other areas. Mr. Bailey, Principal
ACTION RESEARCH-PRICKLY POLE ALL AGE The researcher observed that some pupils in grade three were not reading at their grade level. Most of them were reading at the frustrated level. They showed little or no interest in reading and had to be encouraged using various methods. Poor reading, reversals and phonetic decoding skills plagued pupils. Even though the researcher employed different strategies the desired results was not obtained. However, on a Friday afternoon students and teacher were involved in a reading exercise which consist of games, the teacher realized that students were highly motivated and performed well. This formed the basis of a new strategy to promote reading among students Hence, a problem statement was developed. “A n investigation into whether the use of reading games and activities will be able to motivate students to improve reading skills. ” The researcher has chosen to embark on an action research, which is most suitable in gathering information and implementing strategies. A total of five students was chosen and used as a sample to carry out the investigation. In week one the sample group was given a pre-test, which consisted of an Informal Inventory Test (IRI), comprises of a reading test and word recognition test-words taken from the Dolch Word List. The grades were as follow: Students Marks% A 20 B 30 C 25 D 50 E 65 The programme was implemented. Activities carried out included flash cards, phonic wheels, pictures, vowel games and puzzles. Students worked in groups and were dealt with accordingly .The frequency of the intervention lasted twice per week for eight weeks At the end of the eight weeks period a posttest was administered. The result is noted below. Students Marks% A 35 B 45 C 40 D 59 E 79 With reference to the table above it was evident that there was a marked improvement in reading over the eight- week period. One can conclude that student learn better when strategies are used that they enjoy. The intent is to extend the programme to include other students from various classes. Most of the problems were addressed and students are willing to read without fear. Despite the limited time the researcher had to compile the study, enough data was collected to ascertain that there are several factors that have bearing on the students reading development. In view of the findings, the researcher would like to make several recommendations, to the individuals that have a pivotal role in this developmental process.
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- Fall '19
- The Hours, Educational years, Seventh grade