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Using Songs To Reinforce The Learning Of Subject-Verb Agreement

Hashim, Affendi and Abd Rahman, Shazwani (2010) Using Songs To Reinforce The Learning Of Subject-Verb Agreement. Using Songs To Reinforce The Learning Of Subject-Verb Agreement . pp. 1-5. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysian students have always faced difficulty in understanding subject-verb agreement (SVA). The reason for this to happen is because of interference from students’ first language (L1). However, explicit teaching of this grammar point may increase students’ level of anxiety. Therefore, teachers need to camouflage the teaching by including fun elements in the lesson. Thus, this study aims to investigate the effectiveness of using songs in enhancing the understanding of SVA. The study adopted quasi-experimental design. Thirty-seven primary five pupils from Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Pulai were involved. They were divided into two groups, the experimental group and the control group. The experimental group went through the song-based tasks in three different sessions while the control group resumed normal lesson. The instruments used in collecting data were pre-test, post-test, observation of the treatments from a recorded tape, and students’ reflection sheet. Data were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The findings showed that song-based activities are useful tools to reinforce the learning of SVA and provide an enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Hence, it is highly recommended that language teachers incorporate songs in grammar lesson. Keywords: songs, subject-verb agreement (SVA)

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:songs, subject-verb agreement (SVA)
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:10751
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof Dr Azizi Yahaya
Deposited On:25 Oct 2010 15:47
Last Modified:25 Oct 2010 15:47

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