The study examined the effect of the Schema Reading Approach on pupils in
Basic Two (lower primary) in the University Basic Schools, Legon.
It also explored the effect of two language teaching approaches, The Schema
Reading Theory as against the Basal Reading Approach in teaching reading
comprehension. It involved experiments on two different groups, the experimental and
the control groups. A preliminary investigation and test were conducted before the
Pre-test and post-test conducted to determine the outcome of the study was also
performed before and after intervention lessons.
The pupils were taken through either the Schema or the Basal Reading
Approach in their classroom lessons and exercises to determine the outcome of the
study. There were observation periods where classroom activities were monitored, a
preliminary test and a pre and post intervention exercises on a selection of
comprehension passages and other related activities from their English Reader.
There were 142 pupils from four classes of Basic Two comprising 70 girls and
72 boys in the study. After being divided into the two groups, the pupils were taught
using the approach assigned to them.
Both groups were administered with the end-of-year Reading Comprehension
Examination at the end of the final term. The scores from the pre-test were compared
with the test scores from the post-test.
The results showed that pupils taught with the Schema Theory performed
significantly better than those taught through the Basal Reading Approach.
Findings on the reading testify the assumption that the application of the
Schema is beneficial to lower primary pupils‟ reading interest and understanding.
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Coalition, CDR. "TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION IN BASIC TWO: A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY BASIC SCHOOLS, LEGON" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/teaching-reading-comprehension-in-basic-two-a-case-study-of-the-university-basic-schools-legon