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Level of Word Recognition and Reading Comprehension: A Basis for a Reading Program


Journal Title:Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences

The study determined the reading profile of all Jose Rizal Memorial School Grade IV pupils enrolled during the S.Y. 2013-2014 through their level of word recognition and level of reading comprehension which were the bases in designing a reading program. The data on word recognition was observed through pronunciation and oral reading speed using the Dolch’s Basic sight words while the reading comprehension was through answering questions right after their silent reading. Based on the standard set by the Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (PHIL-IRI), the respondents were with mastery in reading the basic sight words; only few miscues were identified. In terms of reading comprehension, majority of the respondents were considered under the instructional level which means that they would still benefit from further reading instructions since they are not pupils who refuse or withdraw themselves to read. They can read with assistance and with proper guidance and soon are expected to be independent readers. Thus, based on the findings, a reading profile was developed which served as the source for designing a reading program.