Project D.R.I.V.E.R.

Title of Project: PROJECT D.R.I.V.E.R.
“Developing Reading Intervention Via Equal Responsibility”

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TEACHING REMEDIAL READING AT J. ZAMORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Target Beneficiaries: One hundred eighty (180) Grades II-III Learners
Duration of the Project: Three  (3) months
Master Teacher In-charge for the 3rd Batch: LEONARDA J. TUGNAO

Duration:  December 11-15,2017 January 8-19,2018

Amount of funding requested for the said duration:For 15 days Php3 750.00 photocopy of learning materials, report, bond paper, etc. Php250.00per day.

SUMMARY

          Project DRIVER will be undertaken to address the reading needs of the 180 Grades II-III struggling readers of J. Zamora Elementary School. The major activities include profiling of baseline data, providing remedial reading materials, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Thirty (30) teachers will involved  in the program from Kindergarten up to Grade Five. This project will include effective strategies in the teaching of remedial and preparation of support instructional materials.

          With these activities, it is hoped that Project D.R.I.V.E.R.  would raise the reading levels of 180 learners and ultimately improve the academic performance of the learners not only in English but also in other learning materials.

          The Project DRIVER will become a continuing program of the school thereby ensuring its sustainability.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE

          Zamora Elementary School is particularly interested raising the academic performance of the learners. When Phil-IRI was conducted among our _____ Grades I-III learners, the results showed that 180 of them have reading levels below their standard level. This situation could be very alarming considering that reading is a major tool in all learning areas.

          The school initially helped these children through remedial teaching done by their respective teacher-adviser after class hours. This strategy did not give significant effects since remedial teaching was not done regularly due to lack of time on the part of the teacher.

          It is hoped that  to organize and implement  Project DRIVER would raise the reading levels of the 180 learners and improve their  academic performance.

TARGET BENEFICIARIES

          The target beneficiaries are the 180  Grades II–III  learners  whose reading levels are below their standard levels. These children are often absent, need assistance, lack interest in their studies and are low performers as shown by their ratings in Form – 138.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES/BENEFITS

          Raise academic performance of 180  Grades II–III  learners  in English by 2%.  

          At the end of the project, the reading levels of the 180  Grades II–III  learners  would have been raised by one grade level from the baseline.

          It is expected that at the end of the Project Driver, the academic performance of the pupils would have improved not only in English but also in other learning areas.

          Before the program, the following will be considered:

1. Profiling of the target beneficiaries will be done. This will include identification of their reading levels through IRI (Individual Reading Inventory).

2. Thirty teachers will be involved in this program.

 3. The Project  D.R.I.V.E.R.  will include effective strategies in the teaching of remedial reading and preparation of support instructional materials. 

4. Providing remedial reading  materials  such as books, workbooks, etc.

 5. Implementation the remedial reading teachers will be called for an orientation – conference to clarify their duties and responsibilities.

 6. The procured needed materials will be distributed to the RR teachers.

 7. The program will be implemented following the suggested schedule. (Monday to Friday 1:00-2:00)

 8. As an incentive and to help raise the nutritional status of the pupils, snacks/lunch  will be served to the clienteles.

  9. This will also improve holding power of teachers.

Monitoring and Evaluation

          The members of the monitoring team composed of one Master Teacher per batch.

SUSTAINABILITY

         Seek more involvement and support from other school stakeholders like PTA, NGOs and other civic organizations.

          Make the Remedial Reading program more attractive to its stakeholders through improved performance of our pupils.

          Strengthen School Advocacy program to inform parents and other stakeholders about what the school has accomplished for the welfare of its clientele, specially in the improvement of pupils’ reading levels and academic performance.

           More in-service trainings for remedial reading teachers to hone their skills and competencies in the teaching of reading. Improved competency of RR teachers means improve performance of pupils, hence gaining more trust and support from the viewing public.

REASONS OF POOR ATTENDANCE OF LEARNERS

          Poor Reading Habits

          Find Difficulty in Reading English Materials Non-Mastery of Basic Reading Skills Quality

          Non-Mastery of Basic Reading Skills

          Strong Influence of Mass Media

          Less Parental Guidance

          Ineffective Teaching Strategies 

         Teachers are not Properly Motivated Inadequate S I M S

          Lack of Time

          Limited Training on SIM Construction

          Too Many concern (DepEd Prog.)

          Insufficient Funding

          Christmas Program

          Absenteeism

          Low Nutritional Status

          Unbalanced Diet Insufficient family income

          Ineffective Remedial Program

          Remedial Reading Built into Regular Class Schedule Lack of Time

          Lack of Trained Reading Teachers

Leonarda J. Tugnao

Master Teacher In-charge

3rd Batch