Module Readability, Reading Skills, and Reading Comprehension of Grade 8 Students


  • Andy Bon D. Dariagan Capiz State University, Pontevedra Campus, 5802 Capiz, Philippines.
  • Marien A. Laureto Capiz State University, Pontevedra Campus, 5802 Capiz, Philippines.



Module readability, Reading comprehension, Reading skills


This survey-correlational research aimed to determine the levels of readability of the grade eight English manual, reading skills, which constitute vocabulary and fluency, and the students’ reading comprehension of the grade eight students. The “standard” readability level of the grade 8 learners’ module indicates that the literary pieces and readings included in it are comprehensible. Grade 8 students are proficient readers; they have the skill in vocabulary and fluency. They can pronounce most of the words with accuracy and understand most of the English words and even give meaning to them. The level of reading comprehension of the grade 8 students is developing. The significant difference on the students’ reading skills in terms of age, monthly family income, fathers’ educational attainment and mothers’ educational attainment indicate that these factors affect the gaining of the students of their reading skills except when classified into sex. Thus, the reading skills of the grade eight students vary in terms of age, monthly family income, fathers’ educational attainment and mothers’ educational attainment. The significant difference on the students’ reading comprehension in terms of monthly family income, mothers’ educational attainment and fathers’ educational attainment may signify that the aforementioned factors contribute to the acquisition of the ability of the students to comprehend except with sex and age. The reading skills of the students are not significantly related to the readability of the material. The same is true with the module readability and reading comprehension, no significance has been identified. On the other hand, students’ reading skills are significantly related to their level of reading comprehension. Looking into the relationship of reading skills to reading comprehension and finding no relationship among readability with reading skills and reading comprehension, it is seen that the factor of learning relies on the students.


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How to Cite

D. Dariagan, A. B., & A. Laureto, M. (2022). Module Readability, Reading Skills, and Reading Comprehension of Grade 8 Students. Journal of Contemporary Issues and Thought, 12(1), 24–41.