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Action Research

The Use of Comic Strips in
Teaching Spelling

The importance of my

fulfill the need of my study

To improve my students performance in
LINUS test.
To provide my students with meaningful
and fun learning.
To develop my teaching proficiency.

Statement of problem

on the 1st LINUS test, I found that

some of my students did not perform very
10 out of 29 students did not get good grade.
They only managed to do well in contruct 1-3.
They could not spell simple words with 3
phonemes; such as man, net, sad, mad,

Context of research

pupils from Year 1 X in SK Tanjug Aru

Aged rank from 6 7
They come from various type of family
Half of them have very good exposure to
English since their early age.
Their learning performance is average.

Initial Study

identified my students problem and review

my past teaching and learning experience
with the particular class.
I find that their problem is on spelling. Due to
this, they are not able to write words
I started the Literature review.
Reading and surfing the internet to find what
other researchers and experts said about this
kind of problem.

What did I find ??


the reading and internet surfing, as

well as discussion with my supervisor;
Here comes the idea of;
using comic strips in the teaching of
using comic strips to improve the
students performance in writing.

Sample of comic strips

Why using comic ??




Research Focus
My research will be focusing on how to
improve pupils spelling in English. This
research should be carried out as stated by
Allwright, R. L.(1990) The role of teachers
is to help learners to learn. Teachers have
to follow the curriculum and provide ,
make, or choose materials and also
monitor the progress and needs of the
students and finally evaluate students.

Why spelling ??

is the early stage of teaching and

learning writing.
In line with the learning standard which is
stated in the KSSR standard document.
By the end of the 6 year primary
schooling, pupils will be able to write
using appropriate language , form and
style for a range of purposes. (Modul
Teras Asas: Bahasa Inggeris SK . 2011).

Research Objectives

1. to use comic strips to improve pupils
spelling so that they will be able to write
simple words.
2. to use comic strips to write simple
sentences so that they will be able to
write simple
sentences with 3 5

Research Questions
1) How

can the use of comic strips help

improve pupils spelling.

2) How

can the use of comic strips help

pupils to write simple sentences

Recommended Action

will investigate on how to solve spelling

problem to the target participants. In order to
implement the action plan, I will follow the
research process which is adapted from Lewin
(1946) and Kemmis and Mc Taggart (1988).

Action Research Implementation Plan

Data Collection

- the pupils behaviour, reaction,

feedback..etc (hearing and watching)
Pupils work
Journal entry
Mentor observation

Data Analysis Method


Report Writing


be done next year - March

After implementing all the research plans.


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