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THE EFFECTS OF PARENTS ILLITERACY TO THE READING COMPREHENSION OF THEIR OFFSPRING IN MAC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AS PERCEIVED BY TEACHERS S.Y.

2012

Statement of the Problem: A study aimed to gather and enumerate the results of absence or lack of education among parents to the ability of their childs level of understanding as they read a sentence, paragraph, stories and other forms of written pieces. Specifically, it will answer the following questions such as: 1. What reading comprehension abilities of children are affected by parents illiteracy based on the following factors? a. Parental Reading Enjoyment b. Home Literacy Environment c. School Readiness d. Children Reading Enjoyment e. Children Reading Self-Concept 2. Is there a significant variability between: a. Gender of Parents? b. Age of Parents? c. Level of Education Attained (if any)? 3. What strategies and methods should be implemented by Mac Elementary School Teachers to intervene these effects?

Questionnaire for Parents: Name: _________________________________ Age: _________ Gender: _________ Educational Attainment ___________

Parental Reading Enjoyment: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response based on the given variable description. Variable Description Agree a lot I like talking about books with others. I like to spend my spare time reading. I read only if I need information. Reading is an important activity in my home. Time spent in a typical week reading for self Frequency of reading for enjoyment I read only if I have to. Home Literacy Environment: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response based on the given variable description. Variable Description Frequency of reading books before child started school Frequency of telling stories before child started school Frequency of singing songs before child started school Frequency of playing with alphabet toys before child started school Frequency of talking about what you had read before child started school Frequency of playing word games before child started school Frequency of reading signs and labels before child started school Number of childrens books in home: (please check) ____0-10; ____51-100; _____11-25; _____26-50; _____More than 100 Response Categories Often Sometimes Never Response Categories Agree a Disagree Disagree little a little a lot

School Readiness: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response based on the given variable description. Variable Description How well child could recognize most letters of alphabet when he/she started school How well child could read some words when he/she started school How well child could read sentences when he/she started school How well child could write letters of alphabet when Response Categories Very Moderately Not very well well well Not at all

he/she started school How well child could write some words when he/she started school Questionnaire for Parents: Name: _________________________________ Age: _________ Gender: ___________ Educational Attainment ___________

Parental Reading Enjoyment: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response based on the given variable description. Variable Description Agree a lot I like talking about books with others. I like to spend my spare time reading. I read only if I need information. Reading is an important activity in my home. Time spent in a typical week reading for self Frequency of reading for enjoyment I read only if I have to. Home Literacy Environment: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response based on the given variable description. Variable Description Frequency of reading books before child started school Frequency of telling stories before child started school Frequency of singing songs before child started school Frequency of playing with alphabet toys before child started school Frequency of talking about what you had read before child started school Frequency of playing word games before child started school Frequency of reading signs and labels before child started school Number of childrens books in home: ____0-10; (please check) ____51-100; Response Categories Often Sometimes Never Response Categories Agree a Disagree Disagree little a little a lot

_____11-25; _____26-50; _____More than 100

School Readiness: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response based on the given variable description. Variable Description How well child could recognize most letters of alphabet when he/she started school How well child could read some words when he/she started school How well child could read sentences when he/she started school Response Categories Very Moderately Not very well well well Not at all

How well child could write letters of alphabet when he/she started school How well child could write some words when he/she started school

Questionnaire for Children: Name: _________________________________ Grade & Section: ________________________ Gender: ___________ Age: _________

Children Reading Enjoyment: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response based on the given variable description. Variable Description Agree a lot I like talking about books with other people. I would be happy if someone gave me a present. I think reading is boring. I enjoy reading. Frequency of reading for fun outside of school I read only if I have to. Response Categories Agree a Disagree Disagree little a little a lot

Children Reading Self-Concept: Please check on the box in line with the column of your response to the given variable description. Variable Description Agree a lot Reading is very easy for me. I do not read as well as others in my class When I am reading by myself I understand almost everything I read. I read slower than other students in my class. Response Categories Agree a Disagree Disagree little a little a lot