II.ABSTRACTThis study sought to answer the following objectives: What are the recent audio-visual materials used to improve reading performance? How do audio-visual materials affect the reading performance and word recognition of pupils? To what extent is the effectiveness of audio-visual materials on reading performance? How efficient and accurate are the audio-visual materials in improving the reading performance of the non-readers?Handling non-readers in order to read and understand better in the lesson is an arduous act, yet; once done with effectiveness and passion using the essential materials, it yielded a great amount of learning success. The results of this study showed that there is a significant change on the participants after they were subjected to the study. Many words in the Wordlist Level are read and recognized easily in Round 2 compared to the results in Round 1. Absenteeism is minimized for participants seldom absent from school because of the enjoyment brought about by the recent audio-visual materials.Finally the study recommends that the recent audio-visual materials must be used to improve non-readers reading skills in every school in Mahayag North and that another similar study can be conducted to other location with more variables added.III.ACKNOWLEDGMENTThis study would not have been completed without the professional assistance and moral support of the following individuals whose expertise are worthy to be commended:Dr. Jeanelyn A. Aleman, Schools Division Superintendent, for continuously developing ways and means for the professional growth and improvement of every teacher;Mr. Randy Butch Gamboa, Division Research Coordinator, for his professional guidance and unwavering support extended during the conduct of this research study;Mr. Jason C. Cajote, Mahayag North District Supervisor, for encouraging every gteacher to conduct reasearch studies and to pursue this endeavor; Researcher also wishes to express her sincerest gratitude to the school administrator of Boniao Elementary School, Mr. Renato C. Loyol, for permitting her to administer the questionnaires in the said school;Raven Ray P. Aranjuez, researcher’s husband, who has been with her from the beginning up to the end of this study in terms of financial and moral support. Distribution of questionnaires would not have been easy without him putting all the logistics in place. To him, the researcher will forever be indebted. Without them, this work would just have been a dream.Above all, the researcher gives glory and honor to the Almighty God for giving her the courage, wisdom and strength to overcome all the challenges that came her way during the course of this study. Thanks to God for making her dream a reality.GirlieIV. CONTEXT AND RATIONALEYoung children nowadays are part of the generation of digital natives. They live in a world enveloped by technologiesand use such technologies, predominantly the audio-aided materials, in their daily lives. Because of the rapid development of technologies, they have changed children’s lives and ways of learning, particularly in the past ten years. Thus, it would increase the pupil’s motivation especially in reading.Reading Recovery programs are division innovations to help struggling readers to become readers. This is not a prescriptive program of the department thus is not a long term or permanent program. Trainings and enhancement conducted by the division are the tools to eradicate or minimize non-readers per school.Those that really need reading class were sent to care for non-reader clinic where trained teacher for this program handled this group of pupils.Reading instructions in the elementary involves three structural bases as structure of reading process, the structure of language and instructional program. Care for the Non-Readers (CNR) helps cure the barrier that makes the school a perennial problem solver.Reading Inventory results and the reading charts showed that out of the 203 pupils of Boniao Elementary School, 18 pupils or 9% are considered non-readers and should be given remedial instruction on reading. These pupils will undergo the said instruction in DepEd Order No. 12 s. 2015.The Department of Education continuously finds ways and means by implementing programs that will develop Filipino children by strengthening its reading program with its goal that states “Every child should be a reader by Grade 1”. The programs will definitely develop in Filipino children literacy and numeracy skills and attitudes which will contribute to lifelong learning. Clearly, it aims to improve reading and numeracy skills of Kinder to Grade 3 pupils, following K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum, and to establish a sustainable and cost-effective professional development system for teachers.The proponent wished to find out the effectiveness of using recent audio-visual materials and, the result and finding of this research can be the basis of planning, particularly in the formulation of strategies to improve reading performance through the use of audio-visual materials.V.PROPOSED INNOVATION, INTERVENTION AND STRATEGYThe proponent will use questionnaires, observations, interviews, pupil’s class work and other outputs for this study. The descriptive-survey method will be used in this study, and descriptive means that surveys are made in order to discover some aspects of teacher’s teaching style and the word recognition survey denotes an investigation of a field to ascertain the typical condition is obtaining. Moreover, recent audio-visual materials will be utilized instead of the obsolete ones. Proponent wishes to use the following: manipulating Talking Pen which guides the reader in reading the pointed words, and viewing common nursery rhymes with lyrics. The proponent believes that such recent technologies can ultimately improve pupils’ reading performance.Furthermore, this research primarily focuses on the effectiveness of recent audio-visual materials on the reading performance of the non-readers of Boniao Elementary School. The latter shall employ the following strategies in her study: Introduction of recent audio-visual materials, determining training needs of teachers that handled the non-reader pupils and the administration of the Phil-IRI Post Test. Eighteen non-readers that are enrolled for the School Year 2017-2018 are the respondents of the study.The proponent of this study aims to develop the reading performance of non-readers through the use of recent audio-visual materials selected carefully by the proponent herself.