ESL learners' perspectives on the use of picture series in teaching guided writing

Swaran Singh, Charanjit Kaur and Tan, Pei Mei and Abdullah, Maria Shu and Othman, Wan Mazlini and Mostafa, Nor Azmi (2017) ESL learners' perspectives on the use of picture series in teaching guided writing. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 6 (4). pp. 107-121. ISSN 2226-6348

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate ESL learners’ perspectives towards the use of pictures series in teaching guided writing. The subjects involved were 30 learners. Experimental group consisted of 15 learners of 2B while control group consisted of 15 learners of 2D. Experimental group received 4 lessons of treatments in which picture series were used to teach writing while picture series were not used in teaching writing in control group. Pre-test and post-test were administrated to both groups. The instrument used to gather data for analysis was interview. Interview was carried out with selected learners from experimental group. The interview was transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis. Learner’s perspectives were categorised into 2 themes namely writing skill and perspective on the use of picture series. The findings indicated that learners showed positive perspectives with the use of picture series in writing lessons. It enhanced learners’ motivation and interest in ESL classroom. Besides, picture series helped learners to brainstorm ideas during pre-writing stage. Learners were able to produce longer paragraph after the treatment session.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculties: Faculty of Languages and Communication
Depositing User: Hafizah Yahya
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 08:08
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 08:08
URI: http://ir.upsi.edu.my/id/eprint/3831

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