DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN CONTINUOUS WRITING BY USING DESCRIPTIVE SONGS AMONGST FORM 5 STUDENTS (5C,6C,7D GRADE)
Pn. Julia Bt. Abdul Muttalip
As an English Teacher for Form 4 & 5 students, I have encountered difficulties in marking essay questions, especially the continuous writing section. This is due to students’ inability to generate ideas and appropriate vocabulary in context when building sentences. Hence, this will hinder them from getting higher grades for the 1119 English Language paper as 60% of the marks comes from Paper 1, which consists of Directed Writing and Continuous Writing section. Therefore, by using descriptive songs in my lessons, it is hoped that students will be able to write better essays.
Focus of Research:
1. Transcribing lyrics
2. Sentence structure and tenses used in the songs
This research is aimed at assisting students in writing better essays
1. Students will be able to write a continuous essay of 350 words.
2. Students will be able to use appropriate vocabulary in their essays.
3. Students will be able to apply the sentence structures and use of tenses in context.
5A students who re weak in essay writing (based on their mock essay test)
1. Selection of songs
2. Duplicating lyrics
JAN Identifying areas of research
FEB Identifying students involved in the research
MARCH Selection of appropriate narrative songs
APRIL Preparation of handouts for students
Carry out lessons using narrative songs
Carry out 2nd lesson using narrative songs
MAY Collection of data based on students’ essay marks
10 sets (RM 0.50 per set) x 15 students=RM 75.00