Mother Tongue – Based Reading Materials for Grade III Pupils: A Proposal

Sittie Zinab M. Abaton-Abantas ., Aileene T. Untao .


This study was conducted to make one alternative Meranaw Reading Material in Reading Comprehension. The researcher utilized a descriptive research methodology in gathering data for this study. The descriptive design is deemed an appropriate method in the analysis and interpretation of the data from the self-made Meranaw Tutul Reading Comprehension. To obtain the data needed, the researcher made use of modified questionnaire. The data gathered were statistically treated using the Statistical Program for Social Sciences (SPSS). Frequency, percentage distribution, weighted mean, and standard deviation were used to analyze the data. Class discussion and observation were also used to further solicit the data. The result of the study could give benefits to the teachers on how to make necessary adjustments in the materials to suit the needs and interests of the pupils and to maximize its use in the delivery of teaching and learning. Based on the data gathered, it can be concluded that a pupil who was not competent in his/her first language always experience cognitive difficulties and understanding the text on reading comprehension. A strong foundation on mother tongue serves as a capital for learning the target language.


reading, reading material, mother tongue, Meranaw, language

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