Teaching vocabulary strategies using adjective for primary school learners

Poorna Kunabalan, Melor Md Yunus

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In line with the set direction towards Education Transformation 2013-2025, by Malaysian Education Ministry’s, English language proficiency has been prioritized ensuring teaching and learning of ESL towards primary school learners being taught correctly. The objective of this research is to identify the usefulness of grammar strategies using adjectives in assisting pupils. Teaching vocabulary using grammar techniques using adjectives to the primary school learners applies practical and effectiveness strategies to gain adequate vocabulary. A total of 30 Year 4 pupils in Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 2 Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor participated in this case study. The research instruments used for this study were diagnostic test, two questionnaires, three grammar lessons and three grammar activities using short stories. The diagnostic test was used to identify the weakness of the participants in the vocabulary items. The first questionnaire was given to identify the pupils’ interest in reading materials. Then, three lessons were carried out together with three activities for each lesson respectively. Finally, another set of questionnaires was dis-tribute to the participants to determine the best strategies that the pupils’ preferred. Results from the findings indicated that the pupils showed improvement and interest in attempting the activities. Proper planning and teaching together with the correct usage of strategies and techniques can bring changes in pupils’ vocabulary knowledge. Based on the findings, recommendations were given for further research, so that, the field of education can be expanded, and more research can be done.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3316-3320
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering
Volume8
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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Keywords

  • Activities
  • Adjectives
  • Case study
  • Strategies
  • Vocabulary

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Teaching vocabulary strategies using adjective for primary school learners. / Kunabalan, Poorna; Md Yunus, Melor.

In: International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 8, 01.06.2019, p. 3316-3320.

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