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Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach

Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu.

Abstract
The study explored the effectiveness of phonics instructional approach on pupilsí achievement in reading. The study adopted a non-equivalent control group quasi-experimental design using a sample of 116 primary two pupils in Awka South LGA of Anambra state. English Reading Achievement Test (ERAT) was used to collect data. The instrument was face and content validated and subjected to trial testing that yielded a reliability index of 0.88 using Kudder-Richardson formula 20. The treatment lasted for five weeks. Data collected were analysed using mean and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The hypothesis was tested at 5% probability levels. The result indicated that pupils taught reading using the phonics instructional approach achieved significantly higher than those taught with the look and say method. This means that the phonics instructional approach proved superior to the look and say method in improving pupilsí achievement in reading. It was thus recommended, among others, that English language teachers should adopt the phonics instructional approach as an alternative to the look and say instructional approach in teaching reading.

Key words: Achievement, Primary school pupils, Phonics Instructional Approaches, Reading


 
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Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu. Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 253-261. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29


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Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu. Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=70619 [Access: May 30, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29


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Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu. Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 253-261. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu. Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach. JCR. (2021), [cited May 30, 2021]; 8(2): 253-261. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



Harvard Style

Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu (2021) Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach. JCR, 8 (2), 253-261. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



Turabian Style

Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu. 2021. Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 253-261. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



Chicago Style

Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu. "Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 253-261. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu. "Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 253-261. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jacinta Chinwe Omile, Ph.D, Prof. Josephine Uzo Akabogu (2021) Improving Achievement of Primary School Pupils in Reading using Phonics Instructional Approach. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 253-261. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29