The research is narrowed to only one class in the school. That is, class six (6). This research is also limited to the confines of the researcher’s school of attachment. This is due to the programs advanced earlier.
English language has four (4) domains for study which includes; reading, listening, speaking and writing. But this study is rested on only one aspect. That is, reading.
The researcher wished to go beyond this but time constraints could not permit.
Organization of the Study
The first chapter of the action research project report, with the heading “INTRODUCTION” which is supposed to address the items listed below.
- Background to the study.
- Statement of the problem.
- Purpose of the study.
- Research questions.
- Significance of the study.
- Delimitations and
- Organization of the study.
Chapter three is entitled “MEHODOLOGY”, which describes the research design and procedures employed in obtaining data for the study. The various components of this chapter are; research design, population and sample selection, and research instruments and data collection procedure.
The fourth chapter of the action research project report has the heading “RESULT / FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION”. It talks about data presentation and analysis based on the research questions.
And the last chapter has the heading “SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION”. The summary has to do with the overview of research problem and methodology. Conclusions are drawn; recommendations and areas for further research are also suggested.
I am also indebted to Torgbega Agbekpo Asem IV, the paramount chief of Mafi Traditional Area, Mr. F. Agbanu, Mr. W.D Agbanu, Mr. J.M. Adjei, Mr. E.A Gafleku and Mr. J.E Gafleku for their financial and moral support, advice and encouragement over the period.
I would like to express my sincere and profound gratitude to Madam Bernice Gafleku, Jacob Gafleku and Essau Gafleku for their love and care over this period.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my indefatigable men, T.K Agor and Vincent Eweh for always being there to offer advice and useful suggestions which enable me accomplish this task. My aunties, uncles and other numerous friends, I thank you for helping me achieved this task.
Mr. Kudah Agbesi, the headmaster of Apeyime R.C Primary School, Mr. Afenu, Mr. Zonyra and the entire staff of Apeyime R.C Primary. I owe you all a debt of gratitude for your advice over the period.
My co – mentee, Demordzi Dennis, I will never forget the great time we had and the best atmosphere we had created in the school.
I am also grateful for the one who will be typing out the manuscript. I say BRAVO!!!!!!!
Finally, I sincerely thank many others who contributed in no small way to the success of this work but whose name could not be mentioned here.
Thank you all once again.
To my loving grandfather, Zikpuitor Torvinya Kofi Agbanu and his wife, Atawia Vincentia Avi whose enthusiasm, assistance and commitment made this work possible.
May God richly bless you.
LIST OF TABLES
TABLE TITLE PAGE
1 The Extent to which the class teacher uses teaching and learning materials
2 The ability of pupils to pronounce new words after the class teacher’s lesson.
3 The interest of pupils in the class teacher’s reading lessons.
4 The availability of supplementary books at home for pupils.
5 Time availability for pupils to learn at home.
6 The relationship between parents and their wards teachers.
7 The pupils interest in reading activities.
8 Parents interest in supplying their wards with reading materials.
9 The work pupils do at home after school.
10 The parent’s ability to supervise their wards to learn at home.
11 Marks obtained after the pre – test.
12 Marks obtained after the post – test.
1 INTRODUCTION 1
Background to the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 3
Purpose of the Study 4
Research Questions 5
Significance of the Study 5
Organization of the Study 7
2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
The Meaning of Reading 9
Importance of Reading 10
Suggested Approaches for Teaching Reading Aloud 12
Preliminary Reading Stage (I) 13
Reading Stage (II) 14
Post – Reading Stage (III) 15
Summary of the Literature Review 15
Population and Sample Selection 20
Development of Research Instruments 21
Pre – Intervention Data Collection or Analysis 21
Researcher’s Intervention 28
Post – Intervention 29
4 RESULTS, FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS 31
5 SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 41