Action Research Project in English Subject for B.Ed. Students

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How To Do Action Research Among Students and Write The Report?

If you are pursuing a B.Ed. course in any Teacher Training Institution or B.Ed. college, you must do Action Research on any method paper at a certain point. That means you have to do an Action Research Project on either the subjects English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, etc. Action Research is a vital part of B.Ed. course. So, You have to learn how to do Action Research among the students on any subject.

So, to help you in doing an Action Research Project in English Subject. Here I have given a complete action research project which was done by a B.Ed. trainee during his course. The topic of this action research report is “A study on the impact of continuous reading with correct pronunciation on reducing the spelling errors in English.”. This action research project is made for the English method paper of your B.Ed. course. Below you will get the complete English action research project which will help you to learn how to do an action research project among students step by step.

“A study on the impact of continuous reading with correct pronunciation on reducing the spelling errors in English.” – English Action Research for B.Ed.

Here is the action research that you are searching for. The steps followed in this research project are mentioned in the content of the action research.

Sl. No.Title
1Introduction
2Conceptual Framework
3Review of literature
4The rationale of action research
5Statement of problem
6Objective
7Hypothesis
8Delimitations
9Methodology
 9.1 Sample
 9.2 Tools
 9.3 Experimental Design
10The procedure of data collection
11Data analysis
12Results and interpretation
13Findings
14Discussion
 References
 Appendix-A

1.00 Introduction:

This Action Research was done in MRSHS School by teacher trainee Deepa Das. While teaching English the teacher observed that a large number of students were making spelling mistakes in English. The report of Action Research is being written under captions, such as Conceptual Framework, Review of Related Literature, Rationale, Statement of Problem, Objective, Hypothesis, Delimitations, Methodology, Results and Interpretation, Finding(s), and Discussion.

2.00 Conceptual Framework:

The teacher trainee came to know that the students of class 7 of MRSH, school Titabar, tend to make a lot of mistakes while writing English and they struggle to write some common English words. They tend to make a lot of spelling errors while writing because they do not know the exact Pronunciation of those words. While teaching English it was found that most of the words have been misspelled because of their pronunciation.

They mispronounce the words and in the process misspell the word. For instance, students mispronounce the words assembly as ‘assambly’ and fellow as ‘fallow’. This is a cause for concern because Spelling is an influencing factor as it helps build fluency and automaticity, which facilitate reading and writing skills and aids in reading. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters. Hence, it is important to master the spelling skill first to master the other major skills of English. Therefore this Action research is done to take necessary steps for reducing the spelling errors of the students.

3.00 Review of Related Literature:

Spelling English words correctly is difficult and even natives face such difficulties given the current technological development in which spelling could be autocorrected. They misspell commonly and frequently used words too. Existing literature indicates that English words are filled with homonyms, inflections, foreign words, and consonant alterations which confuse even educated and intelligent Americans (Dobie, 1986). This shows that students take time to internalize some frequently appearing words (Cook, 1997).

Several studies have been conducted with students of various nationalities at different grade levels, from elementary to undergraduates. For instance, Jenson (1962) investigated spelling errors according to letter position of 7-, 9-, and 11 words amongst students of secondary school respectively. The study claimed that some errors in spelling words are because of phonetic difficulties. Students make errors when words are difficult to pronounce. Research has shown that this was also a problem for students in Ghana (Dadzie & Bosiwah, 2015). Therefore, the wrong pronunciation of words is one major reason for making errors. But continuous reading with correct pronunciation helped reduce the problem by 50%.

From the existing literature presented above, we can conclude that most spelling errors are caused by interference of first language, and pronunciation difficulties. (Dobie, 1986), and also that continuous reading and pronunciation practice was a great help in reducing these spelling errors.

4.00 Rationale of The Action Research:

Action Research is an approach to improving education by changing it and learning from the Consequences of changes. English is a compulsory subject for secondary school students and also an important medium of communication all over the world. The students should know the basic principles and rules to pronounce the English language properly and write the English language correctly through which they may cope with other students and also pupils of other Schools. States and all over the world. They cannot perform well in language pronunciation and writing in particular and also other co-related subjects in general without the knowledge of the basic principles of the English language.

It was observed during the internship that the class vii students of MRSHS school are very weak in pronouncing the English language and make many spelling mistakes. Thus, there is a dire need to improve the English language of these students and hence facilitate learning the English language so that they may develop all fourfold skills i.e., listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

So, action research is necessary in this regard due to many reasons: –

  • Through action research, the problems that students face in the case of the English language can be scientifically studied and solved.
  • It helps in the improvement of the language skills of students.
  • Through action research, the students’ problems in English pronunciation can be solved and pupils may participate in talks, discussions, and debates, do drama, and improve in different cultural activities.
  • The spelling mistakes that pupils make in the English language and subjects can be solved and will help in the fruitful development of pupils’ learning.

Hence, this research is aimed to explore and analyze students’ spelling errors. Writing with correct spelling is one of the effective forms of communication. If this issue is not addressed at the earliest, it can lead to poor writing skills and further deteriorate the standard of English. Therefore, this research intends to reveal the kinds of common spelling errors students made by the class 7 students of MRSHS School and how continuous reading practices with the correct pronunciation of words support them with spelling difficulties.

This study also hopes to create awareness amongst English teachers and students of the importance of writing with correct spelling. Addressing such an important component of language would go a long way in improving the standard of English and hence the quality of education in Secondary schools.

5.00 Statement of the Problem:

A study on the impact of continuous reading with correct pronunciation on reducing spelling errors in English.

(In this section you can write the topic of your action research project. Here you can also write the topic as given in the headline of this action research project in English)

6.00 Objective of the Research:

The objective of this action research is to compare the spelling ability of students in English before and after continuous reading with correct pronunciation.

7.00 Hypothesis of the Research:

There is no significant difference between the mean score of achievement in the spelling ability of students in English before and after continuous reading with correct pronunciation.

8.00 Delimitation of the Research:

The following were the delimitations of this Action Research:

  • This Action Research was conducted by a teacher trainee of MRSHS School, Titabar, Assam.
  • It was conducted on Class VII students of MRSHS School, Titabar, Assam.
  • The teacher wanted to study the effect of continuous reading practice with correct pronunciation in English on Achievement in English Spelling.

(Note: Make the required changes in the School Name and Place etc,. This is just a sample action research project in English subject made for B.Ed. pursuing students.)

9.00 Methodology:

9.10 Sample:

All the 7th standard students of MRSHS, School were selected as the sample of this Action Research. The size of the sample for this research was 58 students.

9.20 Tools:

  • Name of the Tool: Achievement of the test.
  • Name of the person who prepared the tool: (Your Name Here)
  • Total Number of Items:  20
  • Types of Questions: Spelling of dictated words.
  • Marks Allotted: 20 marks. Each item will be given one mark.
  • Time Allotted: 20 minutes.

9.30 Experimental Design:

  • Name of the Experimental design: Pre-test, Post-test, single, group design.
  • Name of the treatment: Continuous reading with correct pronunciation.
  • Duration of the treatment: 15 days.
  • Name of the dependent variable: Mean Score.
  • Group characteristics: students commit many mistakes in English spelling while writing.

10.00 Procedure of Data Collection:

This Action Research was done by the teacher trainee, teaching the subject English to students of class VII students of MRSHS School Titabar, Assam observed that students commit lots of mistakes in English spelling in writing. She thought of trying out a strategy for teaching English so that students do not commit many spelling mistakes while writing. The Teacher developed an Achievement Test in English Spelling for Class VII students. This test is administered to all students of Class VII. Now the teacher starts telling the students to do reading practices with correct pronunciation.

Those English words that most students were unable to pronounce correctly were selected for the reading practices. Reading with correct pronunciation in English continued for 15 days at the rate of 30 minutes per day. At the end of 15 days, the same Achievement Test in English Spelling was administered which was used in the beginning by the teacher trainee.

11.00 Data Analysis:

The data were analyzed with the help of a correlated t-test. The mean scores of students’ performance on spelling ability were calculated.

12.00 Result and Interpretation:

The objective of Action Research was to compare mean scores of Achievements in the English spelling of students before and after practice reading with the correct pronunciation. The data were analyzed with the help of a correlated t-test. The results are given in Table 1.

TestingMean
Pre-test7.84
Post-test12.26
Table No. 1

From Table 1, it is clear that there is a significant difference in mean scores of Achievements in English spelling before and after, practice reading with correct pronunciation in English. Thus, the Null Hypothesis that there is no significant difference in mean scores of Achievements in English spelling before and after practice reading with correct pronunciation in English is rejected.

Further, the mean score of Achievement in English Spellings before giving practice reading with correct pronunciation in English is 7.84 which is significantly lower than after practice reading with correct pronunciation in English whose mean score of Achievement in English Spellings is 12.26. It may, therefore, be said that English spelling improved after practice reading with correct pronunciation in English. In other words, practice reading with correct pronunciation in English was found to be significantly helpful in improving the English Spelling of students.

Figure 1: Chart Comparing Mean of Pre-Test and Post Test

Sample ready made Action Research for English for B.Ed. practical files.

13.00 Findings:

The findings of this Action Research are given below:

  1. Reading practices with correct pronunciation in English were found significantly helpful in improving the English Spelling of students.
  2. When students are not sure about the spelling of the word, they spell it following the sound of the letters. Some examples from this study are: notty for naughty, dout for doubt, gurd for guard, peaseful for peaceful.
  3. It has been observed that most of the time students become inattentive in class due to a lack of proper TLM used by the teacher while teaching.
  4. It has been observed that proper use of TLM can help motivate and improve student’s achievement in learning English.
  5. It has been observed that using innovative methods, strategies, and techniques of teaching by the teacher while teaching develops students’ attention as well as interest in learning.

14.00 Discussion:

In the above Action Research, Reading practices with correct pronunciation in English were found helpful in improving the English Spelling of students. It is a well-known fact that practice makes a man perfect. It is because of this, that exercises are given in mathematics. Similarly reading practices with correct pronunciation- are given in Languages so that students can remember spellings of difficult words. Repetition is an important activity and very useful in helping to memorize difficult words, formulas, dates, etc. and Pronunciations do not always determine or are not an important aspect of spelling the words.

Nevertheless, the findings of this study suggest that students of MRSHS School use pronunciations to spell. They spell the words according to the way they pronounce them. One cause of spelling errors for them is the mispronunciation of the words. For instance, they pronounce religious as relageous, disturb as distope, picnic as pecnik, improve as inprove, and start as estart and accordingly spell the words. The way students pronounce the words matters a lot in spelling the words correctly etc. These might be the reasons for the present study.

Reference:

  • Samaras, A. P. (2010). Self-study Teacher Research: Improving your practice through Collaborative Inquiry. New Delhi: Sage Publication.
  • Sharma, B.S. (2015). Action Research in Education. New Delhi: Poorva Publication.
  • Albalawi, F. S. (2016). Analytical study of the most common spelling errors of English: Causes and remedies. Asian Journal of Educational Research, 4(3).

Free PDF Download -English Action Research Project for B.Ed. Practical File

Here I have attached the PDF version of the above English Action Research Project/report which is made for English Teaching. As I have already mentioned this is a sample action research for teaching the English subject during your B.Ed. course. Also, this is a good Action Research topic for English teaching which can be done among the students.

Please note that there might few changes which need to be made in this Action Research Project in English teaching. I am sure that you will get a basic idea of how to do action research among students and how to write the report after completing the research.

Also, note that this action research project is only applicable if you wish to do action research in teaching the English subject. I hope this action research will help B.Ed. pursuing students while doing action research during their practice teaching or teaching internship. I have also uploaded a post suggesting a few topics for action research proposals.

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