This action research project was conducted to improve word recognition and reading comprehension of grade III pupils of Labangan District 1

This action research project was conducted to improve word recognition and reading comprehension of grade III pupils of Labangan District 1, Division of Zamboanga Del Sur for the school year 2018 – 2019. The researcher intends to improve the reading comprehension by using the Philipine Informal Reading Inventory as a tool.
The study determined the reading profile of all Grade III Pupils in Labangan District 1 enrolled during the S.Y. 2018 – 2019 through their level of word recognition and level of reading comprehension. The data on word recognition was perceived through pronunciation and oral reading speed using the Dolch’s Basic sight words while the reading comprehension was through answering questions right after their silent reading. Based on the standard set by the Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (PHIL-IRI), the respondents were with mastery in reading the basic sight words; only few miscues were identified. In terms of reading comprehension, majority of the respondents were considered under the instructional level which means that they would still benefit from further reading instructions since they are not pupils who refuse or withdraw themselves to read. They can read with assistance and with proper guidance and soon are expected to be independent readers. Thus, based on the findings, a reading profile was developed which served as the source for designing a reading intervention.
The proponents used the result of Pre – Test Result of Phil – Iri in English and come up with an innovation of Home Reading Assignments for those pupils who have reading difficulties.