IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 2, February 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Grace Donkor, Dorah Mensah
This study focused on investigating the use of word games as a tool for improving the reading abilities of primary five pupils at the Ejisu model school. Purposive sampling technique was used to select data for the study. A number of thirty (30) pupils were purposively selected as sample for the study. Action research design was considered appropriate for the study since the study identified a classroom problem and designed an intervention to solve it. Instruments such as observation, interviews and assessment test were used to gather data on the research problem. The data collected were analyzed using analytical tables, and percentages. Findings from the study revealed that practical instruction through word games improved pupils’ word identification and reading skills tremendously. Pupils’ interest in reading was also enhanced as they could read sentences provided by the teacher afterwards.