FACTORS AFFECTING THE READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS AMONG
GRADE V PUPILS
Background of the Study
Reading comprehension skills are essential to success in society today. The ability to read is highly valued and very important for economic advancement. Reading can be a challenge but is one that must be met accordingly in order to succeed. Children who are successful readers tend to exhibit progressive social skills. Having confidence in reading only comes from daily practice of reading. One good way to accomplish the task of reading daily is through books. Reading books can develop a person’s comprehension by learning new words. The easiest way to do this is to look up words in the dictionary that are not understood when they are first read. Writing these words down and reciting them aloud also help to establish them in memory. Incorporating these new words in everyday speaking will increase language skills and boost confidence to the pupils.
Reading books can also help the pupil’s vocabulary growth. Along the same line of comprehension, the growth of vocabulary is also very important. Having a large vocabulary is not only impressive but also useful in many areas of reading. However, reading comprehension skills cannot be developed without the interest of the following reader. If the learner lacks interest in activities including reading, there is a failure in the improvement of comprehension abilities and vocabulary growth. This is not good in the part of the pupils if who they are in the future, needs socialization and communication as part of their soon profession.
In this study we focus on the reading comprehension of the pupils on their levels of achieving good communication skills in reading.
The study of reading comprehension of Grade V elementary pupils can determine how far their learning is now upgraded for the preparation to the next level of their learning process. With this, we decided to...