EXAMINING THE TEACHERS USE OF INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING READING WITH THE GRADE THREE PUPILS IN NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA

Winfred Ngure, Teresa Mwoma, Yattani Buna

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Reading skills are vital to lower primary school pupils because it is the foundation for learning. However, studies worldwide indicate low levels of reading skills in schools and little has been done to find out how different instructional strategies used in lower grade schools influence learners’ acquisition of reading skills. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to establish the use of instructional strategies and resources on acquisition of reading skills among Grade Three Pupils in Embakasi, Nairobi County, Kenya. The research was guided by Robert Gagne Instructional Theory. The study results imply that instructional resources being scarce, the acquisition of reading skills in the study county could not be possible. The study recommended that MoE should provide refresher courses to teachers on teaching methodologies that would improve reading skills among the Grade Three pupils.

 

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grade three, learners, instructional strategies, reading, reading skills

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