Effects of traditional grammar teaching on standard six learners' performance in grammaticality judgement and use of simple present tense, simple past tense, pronouns and articles

Thulasimani Munohsamy @ Munusamy, (2006) Effects of traditional grammar teaching on standard six learners' performance in grammaticality judgement and use of simple present tense, simple past tense, pronouns and articles. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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This study sought to investigate whether there is any effect of the traditional grammar teaching on Standard Six learners' performance in grammaticality judgement and use of simple present tense, simple past tense, pronouns and articles in writing. The sample for the study consisted of 40 Standard Six students of SK Tansau, Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah who was divided equally into two groups which were the treatment group and the control groups. Tests of grammar and using the simple present tense, simple past tense, pronouns and articles in writing were used as the instruments of the study. The data was collected through the administration of the pre-test and post-test. To analyze the collected data, the SPSS (Statistical Packages for Social Sciences) version 11.5 was used. T-test was used to see if there was a significant difference in the mean post-test. The Pearson Correlation was used on both tests between treatment group and control group to establish the relationship between scores on grammaticality judgement and scores on use of the grammatical features investigated. The study found that there is a Significant difference in the mean post-test in simple present tense, simple past tense and pronouns and articles of the grammar test as well as writing test between the treatment and control groups. The results indicated that there was no correlation between scores on test of grammar and test of the use of simple present tense, simple past tense, pronouns and articles on writing in the treatment group. There have been research studies in the past that lend clear cut support to the teaching of grammar as a mean of improving writing and the results of this research also clearly show that the implementation of Traditional Grammar Teaching has positive effect on the students'writing.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:traditional grammar teaching, simple present tense, simple past tense, pronouns, article, standard Six learner, Pearson Correlation
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Education and Social Development
ID Code:9304
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:09 Jul 2014 09:09
Last Modified:09 Jul 2014 09:09

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