Available Online: 9 July 2021
Relano, Catherine Q.*
Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of the Process Genre-Based (PGB) Approach in improving the essay writing skills of Grade 3 learners in Cainta Elementary School using a quasi-experimental method that utilized the pre-test–post-test design. Two groups composed of 35 learners each served as experimental and control groups. The PGB approach was implemented on the experimental group using the proposed PGB compendium. A pre-test was conducted at the start of the experiment. It was given as a post-test at the end of the investigation. In addition, the researcher-developed instrument underwent validation. The test assessed the learners’ writing in the content, organization, grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics using a 5-point rubric. Results of the study indicate that the experimental and control groups had comparable pre-test performance in the aspects of content, organization, grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics. Post-test results generally showed that the experimental group exhibited better performance levels than the control group in all aspects of writing. Statistical analysis, however, revealed that the experimental group performed significantly better in the areas of vocabulary and content. These results suggest that PGB can improve the pupils’ writing skills, and its extensive use with appropriate teacher training is strongly recommended.
Keywords: process genre-based, essay writing skills, quasi-experiment, pre-test, post-test
Cite this article:
Relano, C. Q. (2021). Process genre-based approach in improving the essay writing skills of grade 3 learners in a selected public elementary school towards a proposed PGB compendium. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(8), 73-84. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.666