Alcalde Jose St., Kapasigan, Pasig City
Graduate School of Nursing
Course Requirement: An Action Research on: The Effectiveness of Using a Science-themed Fictional Book on the Comprehension of Actual Science Lessons of Elementary Students
MAN Student Name: (n/a)
Course: Health Services Administration
Professor: Salome Millan-Dalao, RN, MAN
Date: 30 October, 2010
Area of Concern / Interest: Meeting the curricular needs of the elementary science students while using reading supplemental books as a strategy to do so.
Goal: To design an action plan that will both enable students to learn more comprehensibly and improve the teaching methodology of teachers.
Background of the Problem
The researcher suspects strongly that the science teachers are using their district curriculum guide as the sole determiner of instructional framework for teaching. That is, the curriculum guide becomes the "cookbook" for teaching without noting the needs of the child in a whole group setting. Teachers do not find it an easy task to adjust the instruction to meet the needs of the students when they are having difficulty reading the science text as is.
But there is a growing interest on the part of teachers to help their students to succeed in the science classroom. “Reading-to-Learn and writing-to-learn Science Activities for The Elementary School Classroom.” Larry D. Yore, et. al., AETS Conference Proceedings. October 2, 1997.
“Many elementary school teachers realize that more and more -on activities is not the solution to unsatisfactory science literacy.”
Reading is an area of a great deal of discussion, concern and not just the current educational “buzz word.” Active Assessment for Active Science. Hein, G.E. and Sabra, P. 1994.
“Reading, identified as the backbone of education in the United States, receives more instructional time than any other area. Science on the other hand is often short- changed.”... [continues]
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