Impacts of Using Newspaper Texts with Anticipation Guide as Instructional Resources on Informational Reading Skill of Senior Secondary School Students in Birnin-Kebbi Metropolis, Kebbi State, Nigeria

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XII, December 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Impacts of Using Newspaper Texts with Anticipation Guide as Instructional Resources on Informational Reading Skill of Senior Secondary School Students in Birnin-Kebbi Metropolis, Kebbi State, Nigeria

IBRAHIM, Mohammed1, AKINRUJOMU, Temitope Prestige2

1Ph. D, Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
2Nigerian Turkish International College, Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract:-This study investigated the impacts of using newspaper texts with Anticipation Guide method of teaching as instructional resource on the reading informational skill of senior secondary school students in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Two secondary schools in Birnin Kebbi metropolis, Kebbi State were sampled. One research question and hypothesis were answered and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted pre-test-post-test experimental and control group design. The sample population was made up of intact classes of one hundred and ten (110) senior secondary schools class two (SSII) students randomly selected from two secondary schools in Birnin-Kebbi Metropolis, Kebbi State, Nigeria. The instruments used during the study were newspaper excerpts and chart papers. To determine the reliability of the instrument, a pilot test was conducted using test-retest method with an interval of two weeks using the same class. The result of the two tests compared using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Statistical procedure and reliability index of 0.897 was obtained. The data collected were analysed using mean, standard deviation and t-test to arrive at the result of the study. The result showed that the students that were exposed to newspaper texts with Anticipation Guide method of teaching performed significantly better when compared to their counterparts that were not exposed to newspaper texts. Recommendations made included that teachers, school management, and government, should ensure that relevant newspapers are always available in schools for the teaching of reading comprehension.

Keywords: Reading Comprehension, Newspaper Texts, Anticipation Guide, Instructional Resource, Informational Skill

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