Using “Plural Window” to Improve Year 3 Pupils’ Spelling of Countable Plural Nouns
An interlanguage with Malay and English structures may arise among Malaysian English-speaking pupils who learn English. Acknowledging the interlanguage, the pupils had problems transforming singular nouns to plural nouns as the Malay and English languages have different noun systems. This research has been conducted to improve the Year 3 pupils' spelling of countable plural nouns. Besides, this research also aimed to study the effectiveness of using the Plural Window to improve Year 3 pupils’ performance on their spelling of countable plural nouns and determine the impact of using the Plural Window on teaching and learning session in the classroom. The participants of the study were four Year 3 Merah pupils with beginner proficiency in the English language. In addition, the data collected for this study through observation, interview, and document analysis. Then, the quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods used to analyse the data gathered. Based on the findings, it is discovered that the Plural Window had produced good independent learners in the English classroom, increased the pupils' positive engagement in learning and created a meaningful learning environment. Besides, it is also discovered that the use of Plural Window had enhanced the teaching methods.
Keywords:“Plural Windows”, English language, Interlanguage, Plural Nouns, Pluralisation
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