THE USE OF JAZZ CHANTS TO DEVELOP YEAR 3 PUPILS’ ABILITYTO CONSTRUCT SIMPLE SENTENCES

Dina Syafiqa Annur Azhar, SriRanjani Naidu

Abstract


This action research attempts to improve teacher’s classroom teaching in developing pupils’ ability to construct simple sentences. Jazz chanting was adapted to teach writing skills and  was used as the intervention. This research aimed to describe the extent the use of jazz chants was able to develop Year 3 pupils’ ability to construct simple sentences effectively. Three research participants  were chosen among year 3 pupils. The participants were purposefully identified as they had encountered difficulties in constructing simple sentences. Three lessons to exploit the intervention were conducted in this research. The data collection methods that were used in this research to gain insights into the effectiveness of the teacher’s teaching strategy were document analysis consisting of worksheets and a pre-test and a post-test, observation and a semi-structured interview with the participants. The research findings revealed that the teaching with the use of the intervention, jazz chanting, was able to positively impact two participants in constructing simple sentences effectively.Meanwhile, triangulation of the various data also indicated that the teaching aided by the intervention failed to have the expected impact on one participant. Discussion of the research findings and conclusion had highlighted the researcher’s pertinent reflection and suggestions for further improvement on the intervention and for future research.

Keywords


constructing simple sentences; jazz chanting; intervention

Full Text:

PDF

References


Bialystok, E. & Ryan, E. (1985). A metacognitive framework for the development of firstand second language skills. Metacognition, Cognition and Human Performance 1, (107-252).

Bryman, A. (2001). Social Research Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burns, A. (2010). Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching: A Guide for Practitioners. New York, NY: Routledge.

Chong, M.L., Tan, B.H. & Mardziah Hayati Abdullah. (2011). Wiki for co-writing a sciencedictionary. GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, 11(3), 109-128. Retrieved from http://www.ukm.my/ppbl/Gema/GEMA%20vol%2011%20(3)%202011/pp109_1 28pdf

Corbin, J. & Strauss, A. (2008). Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Educational Research: Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research. United Kingdom: Pearson Limited Edition.

Gardner, Howard (2006). The Development and Education of the Mind: The selected worksof Howard Gardner. New York: Routledge.

Graham, Carolyn. (2006). Teaching Jazz Chants to Young Learners (Manual and ResourceGuide for Teacher). Washington, D.C.

Harmer, J. (2007). The Practice of English Language Teaching. Harlow: Longman.

Lodico, M.G., Spaulding, D.T., & Voegtle, K.H. (2010). Methods in Educational Research:From Theory to Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Nesamalar C., Saratha S. & Teh, S. C. (2001). ELT Methodology: Principles and Practice.Selangor: Penerbit Fajar Bakti.

Peralta, M. (2010). The Use of Jazz Chants for Children in the Teaching Learning Process ofEnglish. Unpublished Thesis of Bachelor Degree university of Cuenca Philosophy Faculty English and Literature School.

Roach, P. (2009). English Phonetics and Phonology: a Practical Course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Skinner, B. F. (1974). About behaviourism. New York: Alfred Knopf.

Verspoor, M and Sauter, K. (2000). English Sentence Analysis. Amsterdam: John BenjaminsPublishing Company.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes.Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21070/picecrs.v1i1.509

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Copyright (c) 2017 Proceedings of the ICECRS

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.