RYAN ADELANTE CORTEZ is the fourth among the five children of Mr. and Mrs. Esteban Cortez and Ludivina Cortez. Born on August 05, 1992, he finished his elementary education at Jaen Central School in 2005, her secondary education at San Jose High School (SJHS) in 2009. He pursued his college education at the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College-College of Teacher Education, South Cluster Campus, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur last 2013 with the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English. Last September 29, 2013, he passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers. He was hired as a classroom teacher in June 2013 at Sta. Veronica College, Inc., Bacnotan, La Union and transferred at CICOSAT COLLEGES, Lingsat, City of San Fernando, La Union wherein he is presently teaching. At CICOSAT COLLEGES, he was assigned as the school paper adviser. He attended several seminars in English and division and regional press conference and workshop in campus journalism. Aside from teaching his field of specialization, he also experienced teaching Filipino, Araling Panlipunan, Values education and Computer Education.
Now is the moment of truth, for the sweetest reward is at hand. For four years I have experienced laughter and sorrows, hardships and challenges along the way. Before, dreams seemed impossible to reach; obstacles were so many, as if they were meant to end. The glory is not for me alone for all I know that much of this success I owe it to the people who made significant dimensions in my life. I am indebted to express my grateful appreciation, deepest acknowledgment and heartfelt gratitude to those who shared thier kindness, time and effort, support and cooperation, suggestions and constructive criticism for the realization of this study.
To Dr. Helen C. Abella, the OIC Graduate Dean of ISPSC South Cluster, Graduate School. To Dr. Ederlina M. Sumail, the OIC Campus Director of Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College. To Sir Ernest D. Padiwan, my instructor in Methods of Research for his moral and intellectual advices and support. My special thanks.
To the men of my life;
My patient father, Esteban;
and my handsome brothers;
Marvin and Christopher.
To the women of my life;
my ever supportive mother;
and my darling sisters;
Ethel and Louiela.
Above all, our Greatest and Most Intelligent Educator;
The Almighty God,
for He is my source of everything, love, wisdom and life.
This work of mind and heart is dedicated.
CORTEZ, RYAN A. Master of Science in Education-English I .Ilocos Sur
Polytechnic State College, Graduate School, South Cluster-Tagudin Campus, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. “INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE IN ENGLISH VII(WRITING SKILLS) FOR CICOSAT COLLEGES-BASIC EDUCATION, SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION”.
Instructor: Ernest D. Padiwan, MAEd.
This study focused on the formulation, construction and validation of an instructional material in teaching English (Writing Skills) so as to help ease the declining writing skills of the respondents. Specifically, it sought answers to the following sub-problems. What is the level of competence in English (writing skills) of the grade seven high school students along the writing skills? What are the common difficulties encountered by the said students along writing skills? What is the extent of the availability of Instructional materials in writing in the school? What instructional material can be proposed to enhance the writing skills of the students? What is the level of acceptability of the proposed instructional material based on the extent of evaluation done by three (3) experienced English instructors or teachers? A total enumeration of sixty grade seven high school students in CICOSAT COLLEGES-Basic Education was employed and the researcher used the self-analysis survey method in trying to gather the data. The researcher used three (3) experienced English instructors to determine the acceptability of the IM. Frequency count, percentage, ranking and weighted mean were used as statistical tools in the study. :
1.A module in English Language (Writing Skills) had been made or developed. On the bases of the above findings the following conclusions were drawn: 1. The module in English language, particularly in writing is needed to help the users enhance and improve their writing skills. 2. The proposed module in English language on the area of writing was much acceptable and ready for use by the fourth year high school students of CICOSAT COLLEGES-Basic Education and; 3. The proposed module was made to supplement the needs of the grade seven high school students of CICOSAT COLLEGES-Basic Education, Lingsat, City of San Fernando, La Union and; In order that the proposed module in English Language (writing) the grade seven high school students of CICOSAT COLLEGES-Basic Education, Lingsat, City of San Fernando, La Union to be fully functional or to serve its intended purpose, the following are suggested/recommended: 1. There should be continuous, constant or regular use of the module in all English classes where relevant, to maintain the level of assistance to students. 2. Similar studies must be conducted regularly to check on the status of the effect of the module to the students. 3. Infusion of contemporary related topics/new evolving topics into the module; and 4. Construction of similar modules in English Language (writing) should also encourage enhancing totally the writing skills of the students.