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Title: Shakespeare in Primary School, Is It True?
Authors: Subramanyam, Sarala A/P
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Faculty Language and Literature of Satya Wacana Christian University - Widya Sari Press
Abstract: Teaching English language through literature has shown improvement in a primary school, in the district of Hulu Selangor. The researcher had used story books which were provided by Curriculum Development Centre, Malaysia. It was a project based approach; students with little knowledge in Literature were exposed to prepare scripts, dialogues, posters and retelling stories, role-play and drama too. By doing so, they have improved in their communication skills. Most of the teachers say that teaching English is tough, what more with extra storybooks and project based. The researcher managed to follow one particular class (year 4) from 2009 till 2011 (year 6) for the pilot program. Results indicated that the majority of the pupils' communication skills have improved. Their final year stage performance was the best results ever for the pupils who have prepared their own scripts and props. The written examination which was a school based, also showed remarkable changes. Even though Literature was taught only once a week but the writing of scripts, dialogues for skits, making masks, posters and retelling the stories have enhanced the pupils' communication skills and made them speak confidently
Description: The 7th International Seminar 2013 “Language Policy and Planning: What are the Issues?” Salatiga, November 20 – 21, 2013 ; p. 280 – 285
ISBN: 978-979-1098-46-3
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