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USING SUBJECT PRONOUNS INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA (SPIM) TO IMPROVE YEAR FOUR REMEDIAL PUPILS’ ACCURACY IN USING SUBJECT PRONOUNS

TAN VI LER

MADAM ROSEMARY ANAK LAYAT

PISMP TESL (SJKC) JANUARY 2014 INTAKE

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ABSTRACT

This action research is carried out to investigate the use of Subject Pronouns Interactive Multimedia (SPIM) to improve Year Four remedial pupils’ accuracy in using subject pronouns. The research participants comprised five Year Four remedial pupils in a suburban primary school in the west coast of Sabah. The research objectives were to explore the strategy that helped the Year Four remedial pupils improve their accuracy in using subject pronouns and to examine the benefits of using SPIM to enhance the mastery of subject pronouns among the pupils. McNiff and Whitehead’s action research model which consists of five disciplined and systematic stages (observe, reflect, act, evaluate and modify) was adopted. Data was collected using pupils’ worksheets, observational checklists and semi-structured interview. Data analysis was done qualitatively using tabulation and thematic coding. Findings revealed that SPIM could help the pupils improve their accuracy in using subject pronouns. Besides, the results showed that SPIM was able to develop pupils’ understanding on the rules of subject pronouns, infuse a lot of fun elements as well as develop pupils’ responsiveness and attentiveness in the teaching-learning processes. Future research on this issue can look into the use of SPIM as a whole-class activity, implementation of SPIM with the lower primary pupils and modification of SPIM as a self-learning tool.

 

Keywords: grammar, Year Four, subject pronouns, SPIM, benefits of SPIM