Use of Whole Language – Based Initial Reading Asessment Modules in Early Grade Students : Study Efectiveness In Elementary School
This paper attempts to investigate use of the reading asessment modules based on whole language in early grade students. This research is experimental with a pretest-posttest one group research design. The sample was 150 low-grade students at the State Elementary School in Karang Asem Regency, Bali. Based on the hypothesis testing conducted, it shows that there are differences in students' reading scores after the module is given an initial reading rating compared to before the module was given. So, this module is very appropriate to be used in early reading learning for lower grade students. The results of this study can motivate teachers to always innovate and be creative in developing teaching materials to create quality learning. In addition to having an impact on students and teachers, this research product can also overcome the problem of local people's literacy reading which is still low, especially in ASEAN countries.