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READING COMPREHENSION OF GRADE 8 STUDENTS OF MORONG

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

An Undergraduate Thesis

Presented to

the Faculty of College of Education

University of Rizal System

Morong, Rizal

In Partial Fulfillment

Of the Requirements for the Degree

Bachelor of Secondary Education

Major in English

RAPHAEL G. FERNANDO
ANAH CAMILLE D.S. RUIZ
KENNETH M. SAN JUAN
NESLYN S. ALANO

June 2016

APPROVAL SHEET

PANTALEON. ________________ ANNETTE B. Adviser Approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English by the Oral Examination Committee. VALLESTERO. MAT Member Member ISMAELITA J. NESTOR C. Anah Camille D. PASCUAL. DEJARLO. Ph. D. prepared and submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English by Raphael G. READING COMPREHENSION OF GRADE 8 STUDENTS OF MORONG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. Alano is hereby recommended for approval. Ruiz. College of Education ACKNOWLEDGMENT 2 . D.S. Ph. 2016 MARILOU C. MAT JENISUS O. This thesis entitled. San Juan and Neslyn S. Kenneth M. MAT Chairman Accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English. SACRAMENTO. Fernando. June 7. Date Dean.

NESTOR C. patience and immeasurable understanding in considering their shortcomings. PANTALEON. for providing his knowledge and expertise in statistics to help the researchers in gathering. ISMAELITA J. giving constructive criticism that helped to improve their study. for his warm concern in editing their work. VALLESTERO. interpreting and analyzing their data. 3 . to the partial accomplishment of this endeavour. The researchers wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation to the following people whose wholehearted help and highly recognized and valued comments had given much influence. who willingly rendered her support and shared her wisdom. their chairman. Dr. for unselfishly giving the researchers enough strength to pursue this work. MARILOU C. their statistician. who devoted enough time and effort to facilitate the needs of the researchers and for giving them the needed suggestions and comments that had contributed much in the development of this work. The LIBRARIANS of this University. Prof. SACRAMENTO. Their FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES. The FAMILIES of the researchers. DEJARLO. Prof. for providing the books and unpublished thesis that were essential for the development of this study. JENISUS O. their critic reader. their research instructor and adviser. Prof. for their never ending financial and moral support and consideration they have shown to the researchers.

The TEACHERS of Morong National High School. Above all. for giving them warm welcome and advices while conducting their study. The Researchers 4 . whose guidance and presence stays with the researchers throughout the study. the ALMIGHTY GOD the Eternal Father.

To our friends and classmates who have been the reason why we still stand even if we’re feeling down and who have been the reason of our smiles and laughter that enlighten our hearts. for with tem. DEDICATION This piece of endeavor is whole heartedly dedicated to the ones who never stop believing that we can. Kenneth ‘Neslyn 5 .C. Raphael A. And above all. for the blessings you’ve provided us and for giving us great people in our lives. You are the reason we’re giving our very best in everything. this will not be a reality. And for the knowledge you’d bestowed us. To the RAK’N team who keep rocking our world. to our Lord Almighty who give us strength in times we feel weak. To our family who always give their best to support us and who have been supportive at all time.

This study was conducted for the reasons that it will help the Grade 8 Underachievers to enhance their knowledge in terms of reading comprehension and it served as a great experience and preparation of the researchers for their student teaching next semester. This study was conducted in Morong. The respondents were the students who got an average of below 75 in the first and second quarter in 6 .S. Fernando Anah Camille D. San Juan Neslyn S. The subjects of the study were the selected Grade 8 students in Morong National High School. ABSTRACT TITLE: Reading Comprehension of Grade 8 Students of Morong National High School AUTHORS: Raphael G. Rizal. there were 17 students selected. Ruiz Kenneth M. Rizal EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This study determined the level of reading comprehension of the Grade 8 Underachievers of Morong National High School during the school year 2015- 2016. Alano COURSE: Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English SCHOOL YEAR: 2015-2016 TYPE OF DOCUMENT: Undergraduate Thesis TOTAL NUMBER OF PAGES: 68 NAME AND ADDRESS OF INSTITUTION: University of Rizal System Morong.

The research started with the reading of literary works and browsing the internet for construction of titles to be proposed. After that.English subject and were classified as underachievers. The colloquium was held and the researchers worked on the suggestions of the panel chairman as well as the panel members. the researchers then executed the pre-test. “Reading Comprehension of Grade 8 Students of Morong National High School”. The researchers went to the setting of the study to talk to the respective officials of the school about the tutorial sessions. The said National High School has 12 sections for Grade 8 with a separate Pilot section. it was followed by the interpretation of data then the researchers worked on chapters 3 and 4. The Grade 8 teachers of English classified and gave the list of the Grade 8 Underachievers. and researching some legal bases to justify the study. tutorial sessions. the manuscript was then submitted to the research adviser for checking and prepared for the colloquium. the researchers started to prepare the lessons and the enrichment activities for the study. After accomplishing chapters 1 and 2. gathering related literature. and the post- test thereafter. then 7 . After gathering the data. The final defense was held. After the approval. the researchers started to develop Chapters 1 and 2 by reading books related to the study. Then followed by the title proposal and the most acceptable and feasible title was.

9 out of 17 are having difficulties. “Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River” and “The Changing Morals of Korean Students” as revealed by the Pre-test and Post- test are as follow: “The Singa”. 15 out of 17 are having difficulties. “Learning Environment”. On Significant Difference on the Level of Comprehension in Reading of the Grade 8 Underachievers as Revealed by the Pre-test and Post-test Results. “The Singa”. the result of the pre-test and the post-test is not significant. On the Level of Comprehension in Reading of the Grade 8 Underachievers in “The Singa”. statistically. the result of the pre-test and post-test is not significant. 8 . the respondents performed fairly satisfactorily in the pre-test while in the post-test they performed satisfactorily. the respondents performed fairly satisfactorily in the pre-test while in the post-test they performed satisfactorily. statistically. statistically. Difficulties Encountered by the Grade 8 Underachievers with respect to Reading Comprehension on: “Language”. “Attitude”. “Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River”. “Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River”. and “The Changing Morals of Korean Students”. the result of the pre-test and post-test is significant.the revision of the manuscript. and “The Changing Morals of Korean Students”. the respondents performed fairly satisfactorily in the pre-test while in the post-test they performed satisfactorily. 5 out of 17 are having difficulties. and “Social Status”. 2 out of 17 are having difficulties. and lastly the submission of the final copy of manuscript.

9 . it was concluded that the comprehension of the respondents improved after being exposed to enrichment activities for reading comprehension. and conduct further studies using other variables. Based from the findings and conclusions drawn. the following recommendations are hereby offered. Based from the summary of findings. conduct remedial classes regularly for the underachievers. use enrichment activities that would capture the attention and interest of the underachievers to help them in improving their comprehension.

.………………………………………..iii DEDICATION…………………………………………………………………….18 Subject of the Study………..x LIST OF TABLES…………….....v ABSTRACT…………………………………………………………………………..……………….......……………………….………………...….…..…..20 Statistical Treatment…………………………………………….21 10 .………………………………………………….……….…...………….………………………………….…..……………………….……........20 Procedure of the Study………………………………….13 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Research Design……….....…………………………………………………………...…..…...…………………..ii ACKNOWLEDGMENT….…..….……..….…..19 Sources of Data………………………………….8 Conceptual Framework……………..…i APPROVAL SHEET………….…9 Statement of the Problem………….....……………………………………………………….……………….…………....….……………...………………………………………………..…………….1 Theoretical Framework…………..11 Hypothesis…………………………………………………………………..vi TABLE OF CONTENTS……..…………………………………………………….….….12 Definition of Terms…………..…….....………………………………....….…xiii Chapter 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Background and Purpose of the Study.11 Scope and Limitation of the Study... TABLE OF CONTENTS Page TITLE PAGE…………………………………………………………....……...xii LIST OF FIGURE.…………………………….....…………17 Setting of the Study……………..………….…………...

...............45 I................... ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA Level of Comprehension in Reading of the Grade 8 Underachievers in The Singa....................................31 Conclusion................................................................................37 B..51 11 ....................................... Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River..............43 H...........46 J..... Letter to the Principal……………………….......................................36 A........................... Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River and The Changing Morals of Korean Students as Revealed by the Pre-test and Post-test Result................. Documentation of the Actual Tutorial Sessions................. The Singa. The Changing Morals of Korean Students………………....................................................28 4 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS........40 E...............................………………………………….......................... SUHAY Form (Volunteers)...................... Gantt Chart of Activities…………..............................................................…………………………41 F............................32 BIBLIOGRAPHY................... CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Summary of Findings.............................................................................………..... SUHAY Form (Students)...........………….........................24 Significant Difference on the Level of Comprehension in Reading of the Grade 8 Underachievers as Revealed by the Pre-test and Post-test Results………...........................3 PRESENTATION.39 D...................32 Recommendations..........26 Difficulties Encountered by the Grade 8 Underachievers with respect to Reading Comprehension……………………………….......50 CURRICULUM VITAE……………………………………....................3rd Quarter).................................33 APPENDICES.......................... K-12 Curriculum Guide (Grade 8 ..38 C.....…………..............……................ Letter for Validation............42 G.........................

..27 12 .24 2 Computed t-value on the Level of Comprehension in Reading of The Grade 8 Underachievers in The Singa. Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River and The Changing Morals of Korean Students………………………………………………. Bumboat Cruise on the Singapore River and The Changing Morals of Korean Students as Revealed by the Pre-test and Post-test Results……………………………………………………. LIST OF TABLES Table Page 1 Computed Mean and Standard Deviation of Pre-test and Post-test Results of Grade 8 Underachievers in The Singa.

........................ LIST OF FIGURE Figure Page 1 Conceptual Model Showing the Reading Comprehension of Grade 8 Students of Morong National High School......10 13 ...