Effects Of Pictures On Gender In Teaching Reading Fluency To Primary Three Pupils In Nigeria
Volume 3 - Issue 1, January 2019 Edition
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Dr. Umaru Garba, Dr. Umaru Muhammad
Pictures, Reading fluency, and Gender
This study explored the effect of Pictures on gender in teaching reading fluency skills to primary three pupils in Sokoto metropolis, in Sokoto state (Nigeria). The purpose is to investigate whether or not Pictures in teaching reading fluency skills, influence the achievement level of the participants between genders in the study area. The study sampled 178 pupils randomly from eight primary schools. Mixed design research method was employed in the study, where aptitude of the experimental group was measured before and after the treatment. One research question was asked and one hypothesis generated which was statistically tested at 0.05 levels of significant. T-test was employed to test the hypothesis. Guided reading passages with Pictures were used to teach the experimental group. The study found that no significant difference exists between genders in the experimental group on this basis, it was concluded that Pictures are gender friendly in teaching reading fluency skills to primary three pupils, particularly in the study area. The study recommends that primary school teachers should be encouraged to use Pictures in their teaching, thus ICT should as a matter of urgency be embedded in teacher training curriculum, and most importantly, the teacher training institutions, should have a Reading Instruction Research Centre to cater for the needs of the reading instructors as well as the needs of the pupils in terms of materials development.
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