The main objective of the study was to determine the relationship between the reading performance of Grade I pupils of Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, AY 2009-2010 and the role of mothers in such. Descriptive design was used and a survey questionnaire was utilized to determine whether mothers affect the reading performance of their children. Data were interpreted using the Pearson r correlation coefficient and the T-test was used to test for independence.
The study found out that there is a relationship between the reading performance of the respondents and the amount of time their mothers allotted in teaching them. The results also indicated that there is a significant difference between the performance of the pupils whose mothers were working and whose mothers were not. Thus, there was a strong recommendation that Grade I teachers should sustain their good teaching strategies as what have seen on the reading performance of their pupils and encourage the mothers to be more involved and play a great part in the academic performance and growth of their children.