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Effect of Concentrated Language Encounter Method in Development of Beginning Literacy Skills of Letter KnowledgeWords Among Primary School Pupils in Cross River State

EU Ikwen

Abstract


The paper examined the effects of concentrated language encounter  method in developing letter Knowledge words skill among primary school pupils in cross river state. The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Primary One pupils’ reading level, English letter Knowledge words involving small and capital letters of the alphabets skill. It also examine the extent to which the CLE method of teaching reading will help to develop letter words skill of Primary One pupils. One research question and one hypothesis were posed for investigation. The study utilized pretest, posttest quasi experimental designs (expost factor). Thirty (70) primary one pupils participated in the study. The instrument used included the Letter Knowledge Test (LKT) which was a standardized instrument, used in several prior studies in English. A total of 26 small letters of the alphabet and another 26 capital letters, making a total of 52 letters,, which was assessed during pretest and posttest. Result indicated that the general reading ability of the pupils with reading problem needs was poor and at
frustration level but the experimental group gained more small and capital letters and even sight words after intervention using concentrated language encounter method. Based on this finding, the researchers made some recommendations for the improvement of reading ability of primary school pupils with reading problem in public school settings



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