Improving the Reading Comprehension Skills of Grade 5 Pupils Using Localized Reading Selections

Janelyn D. Requiso-Jimenez *

Apayao State College, San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao, Philippines.

Rema Bascos-Ocampo

Apayao State College, San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao, Philippines.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The ability to comprehend from a reading selection has been one of the major problems of language teachers. A lot of teaching methods and strategies has been developed to address the issue. This paper dealt with the use of localized reading selection to improve the reading comprehension skills of grade 5 pupils of San Mariano Elementary School in Sta Marcela, Apayao, Philippines.

The two group pretest-posttest experimental design was used. Results of the study came up with the following findings: The level of comprehension of the experimental group and control group in their pre-test is both developing levels.  The level of comprehension of the experimental group in their post-test is proficient level while the control group remains developing level. There is no significant difference in the mean comprehension skills of the experimental and control group in their pre-test. However, during their post-test, their mean comprehension skill is significant.

 After conducting the study, the researcher concluded that using localized reading selections is effective to improve the comprehension skills of the grade 5 pupils. It was proven by the mean score of pupils’ achievement before and after giving treatment to experimental group.

Based on the indicated findings, the following conclusions were drawn: The level of comprehension of the respondents both control group and experimental group during pre-test were developing level and majority of them were under emerging level. The level of comprehension of the control group during post-test is stagnant to developing level while the experimental groups levelled up to proficient level. Since majority of the respondents in control group were stagnant to emerging level while the experimental group majority of them levelled up to proficient level. Localization of reading selections has a positive effect to the reading comprehension of the respondents.

Keywords: Localized reading selection, reading comprehension, reading comprehension skills

How to Cite

Requiso-Jimenez, J. D., & Bascos-Ocampo, R. (2022). Improving the Reading Comprehension Skills of Grade 5 Pupils Using Localized Reading Selections. Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, 5(3), 209–218. Retrieved from


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