Examining The Interest And Readiness In Writing Among The Young Learners From Three Public Elementary Schools In The Philippines

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Angelina R. Trasporte , Freda G. Borong , Jinky G. Mones , Gengen G. Padillo , Ramil P. Manguilimotan , Raymond C. Espina , Janneka Fae C. Capuno , Reylan G. Capuno


This study determined the level of interest and readiness in writing among the Kindergarten learners in the three distinct public elementary schools from the provinces of Cebu, Negros, and Leyte during the school year 2019-2020 as basis for a Localized Manipulative Materials Plan. A mixed sampling method was utilized to take the 20 learners as indirect participants, 5 teachers and 20 parents as respondents. Frequency count, percentage, Likert scale, weighted mean, standard deviation and Mann-Whitney U test were utilized to statistically treat the data. Results revealed that there was an almost equal distribution of 5-year old learners who spent 10-15 minutes in practice-writing. Also, the high school graduate parents were into business which allowed them to have a combined monthly family income of Php 7,000 and below. Nearly all of the teachers were novice who are still engaging in a master’s degree and registered only a minimal attendance to relevant seminars and training for the past years. As assessed, the extent of interest in writing has a fair rating while the level of readiness has a good marking. Moreover, there was significant mean difference on the interest while none on the level of readiness. The test showed no significant correlation between the profile towards interest and readiness. Thus, there is enough evidence to claim that the extent of interest in writing among the Kindergarten learners in the three distinct public elementary schools was not that high while their level of readiness in writing as empirically inferred was assessed to be within an average state. However, future researchers were invited to further investigate the other confounding variables

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