HomeThe RAP Journalvol. 34 no. 1 (2011)

The Effects of a Literature-Based Reading Program on Pupils’ Reading Attitude and Comprehension

Jinky Basan Firman | Dina Ocampo

Discipline: Reading, Literacy Education



This study explored the effects of a literature-based reading program on the reading attitude and comprehension of 90 grade four students in a public school in Davao City. After a 10-week exposure to the program, both quantitative and qualitative measures show significant improvements on the two variables, with gains most remarkable among the experimental group who had longer exposure to the program. One month after the cessation of the program, a decrease was noted in the students’ attitude and comprehension of narrative material, pointing to the need for a sustained implementation of the program.