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Developing Sentence Writing through Short Story Reading
Wang, Pei Han
Yeh, Chieh Yue
Wang, Pei Han
short story teaching
short story reading
English sentence writing
sentence pattern exercise
vocational high school students
|Issue Date:||2015-12-02 17:04:37 (UTC+8)|
Targeting 27 senior three students at a vocational high school in central Taiwan, this action research project used extracurricular activities to explore the effects of applying short stories on the development of learners’ sentence writing competence. By means of qualitative techniques, including learning logs, teaching logs and interviews, results were analyzed and interpreted with an attempt to have a profound understanding of the participants’ responses to short story teaching and to derive a more feasible approach through continuous reflections as well as adjustments. The findings concluded from the results included: 1) short story teaching could better enhance both the development of the participants’ sentence writing and their motivation; 2) the experience of short story teaching was beneficial for the teacher researcher’s curriculum design and teaching techniques; 3) a more feasible approach had been built through continuous reflections and adjustments; 4) it was not a learner’s proficiency level but his learning attitude that affected the development of his sentence writing during the teaching stages. Based on these findings, pedagogical implications and limitations of this project are proposed; in addition, recommendations for future studies are provided at the end of this thesis.
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