IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION
THROUGH THE USE OF HIGHER ORDER THINKING ACTIVITIES
I - Proponent:
Noel R. Dauran
Master Teacher - I
Baya Elementary School
Ragay, Camarines Sur
II - Background of the Study:
The area of focus for my project is improving Reading Comprehension Through the Use of Higher Order Thinking Skill Activities. Without the solid foundation of reading skill the researcher feels the children will be struggle hard throughout their schooling and adult life. By learning the best comprehension strategies and how to best teach these strategies to the pupils, the researcher hopes to provide the solid foundation needed to succeed . Although the school's NAT result has meet or exceed its expectation, still the researcher has a thought of a way to improve it. In reading class, the grade three pupils scored84%, but the scores dropped in the 4th grade. So the researcher concludes that the pupils score decreases because of the pupils have very poor higher - order thinking skills to increase reading test scores and develop meaningful reading experience to the pupils.
III - Statement of the Problem:
As the researcher of this research, I have found out that many of my pupils in grade III are able to read fluently, but still have difficulty in answering the "how" and "why" questions. I am hoping that by incorporating higher order thinking skills my pupils would be able to transfer and make connections to reading. This is important in order for a child to be successful. I feel that incorporating reading strategies and showing students how to reflect about what they have read, would improve their reading comprehension and to become life-long learners. I am looking forward to working on this area of concern, and sharing my findings with my co-teachers.
IV- Significance of the Study:
The study will be deemed important for the proper recognition of the improving Reading Comprehension Through the use of higher - order thinking activities on the academic Performance of the grade III pupils, Likewise, the findings of this research may prove useful to the following, to wit;
Pupils. Having a clearer view and firsthand experience of the teacher's performance, this will further enhance pupil's knowledge of the importance of mastering the basic skills of their competencies so they will make an effort to do best. This may lead to better enthusiasm and develop good study habit.
Teachers. This study may heighten their awareness in identifying the learning tasks that are well developed as well as the least. This may further be a motivating factor to adapt measures and new strategies for the improvement of instructions in reading.
Parents. The result of this study will serve as bird's eye view of the parent to know the needs of their children with regards to improving their reading comprehension.
School Administrator and Supervisors. Results of this investigation may encourage administrators and supervisors help their teachers upgrade their teaching performance in improving reading comprehension through closer supervision and faculty development and training programs.
Department of Education Camarines Sur Specially Ragay District. With the use of the results of the study, any educational upliftment will benefit the municipality of Ragay as it may improve the quality of working force of the municipality or the quality of life of their respective constituents.
Curriculum Planners. The findings of this study may assists the planners in the proper selection of methods, techniques, and strategies that need to be reinforced.
Community.The result of this study may benefit the...