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Presenter: Jessica WuAdvisor:Instructor: Dr. Pi-Ying HsuDate: June 24, 2013
ContentsIntroductionLiterature ReviewMethodology2
IntroductionBackground of the TermsPurpose of the StudyResearch Questions3
Background of the study• The vocabulary growth occurring inelementary school children is substantial andsignificant and ha...
Background of the study• Reading the storybook to young children isregarded as an important activity that supportsliteracy...
Purpose of the Study• to explore if the teachers use theEnglish storybooks can improvestudents’ reading ability6
Research Questions1. How can teachers’ use the English storybooksto improve fifth-grade of elementary schoolstudents’ Engl...
Gap• Most researchers observe preschoolers’English learning situation. But very fewstudies have focused on the fifth-grade...
Literature Review9
Literature Review• Most researchers recommend that storybookreading makes significant contributions tovocabulary developme...
Definition of storybooks• The picture story books as “the booksincluding pictures partially or wholly andadopted according...
Definition of storybooks• The stories have attractive characters withwhom children readily identify, storieshaving humor, ...
Definition of vocabularies growth• Indeed most research and comprehensivereviews of such research suggest that storybookre...
Definition of vocabularies growth• The substantial evidence that storybookreading, including some related to dialogicreadi...
MethodologyParticipantsProcedureInstrumentStatistical analysis15
Participants16English language learning(ELL) the fifth-grade studentsThe elementary school is inthe remote area in Taichung.
Participants17Fifth-graders(49 students)Control Group(24 students)ExperimentalGroup(25 students)
Procedure• Conduct pre-test• Control group →Conventional instruction• Experimental group → English reading class• Conduct ...
ProcedurePre-testEnglishreading classPost-test• Saxoncourt test forYoung Learners ofEnglish Level 1(STYLE)• Time: Septembe...
Instrument• Saxoncourt test for Young Learners of English(STYLE) ─ Level 1 (200 words)• Test score ─ 120I. Reading Section...
InstrumentLesson PlanStory teller Chia- Ying Wu Date 2013. 9.10Story What’s your favorite sports? Grade Fifth gradeVocabul...
Instrument• Schedule for English Reading Class ProjectWeek Date English reading class1 September 10 Unit One- What’s your ...
Statistical Analysis1. How can teachers’ use of English storybooksimprove fifth-grade of elementary school students’Englis...
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  1. 1. Presenter: Jessica WuAdvisor:Instructor: Dr. Pi-Ying HsuDate: June 24, 2013
  2. 2. ContentsIntroductionLiterature ReviewMethodology2
  3. 3. IntroductionBackground of the TermsPurpose of the StudyResearch Questions3
  4. 4. Background of the study• The vocabulary growth occurring inelementary school children is substantial andsignificant and has received attention.(Anderson & Freebody, 1981; and Becker, 1977)4
  5. 5. Background of the study• Reading the storybook to young children isregarded as an important activity that supportsliteracy development.(Bus, Ijzendoorn, & Pellegrini, 1995)5
  6. 6. Purpose of the Study• to explore if the teachers use theEnglish storybooks can improvestudents’ reading ability6
  7. 7. Research Questions1. How can teachers’ use the English storybooksto improve fifth-grade of elementary schoolstudents’ English vocabularies?2. How can teachers’ use the English storybooksto improve fifth-grade of elementary schoolstudents’ reading comprehension?7
  8. 8. Gap• Most researchers observe preschoolers’English learning situation. But very fewstudies have focused on the fifth-grader’sstudents vocabularies could be learned bylistening to storybooks.8
  9. 9. Literature Review9
  10. 10. Literature Review• Most researchers recommend that storybookreading makes significant contributions tovocabulary development in young children.(Biemiller and Boote, 2006)10
  11. 11. Definition of storybooks• The picture story books as “the booksincluding pictures partially or wholly andadopted according to the needs and interestsof young children”.(Glossary, 1943)11
  12. 12. Definition of storybooks• The stories have attractive characters withwhom children readily identify, storieshaving humor, and stories with a highaction plot all help children attend to thetext.(Elly, 1989)12
  13. 13. Definition of vocabularies growth• Indeed most research and comprehensivereviews of such research suggest that storybookreading makes significant contributions tovocabulary development in young children.(Biemiller & Boote, 2006)13
  14. 14. Definition of vocabularies growth• The substantial evidence that storybookreading, including some related to dialogicreading, is helpful to vocabulary developmentprompts thinking about the best way to usebooks to teach vocabulary.(Whitehurst et al., 1994)14
  15. 15. MethodologyParticipantsProcedureInstrumentStatistical analysis15
  16. 16. Participants16English language learning(ELL) the fifth-grade studentsThe elementary school is inthe remote area in Taichung.
  17. 17. Participants17Fifth-graders(49 students)Control Group(24 students)ExperimentalGroup(25 students)
  18. 18. Procedure• Conduct pre-test• Control group →Conventional instruction• Experimental group → English reading class• Conduct post-test18
  19. 19. ProcedurePre-testEnglishreading classPost-test• Saxoncourt test forYoung Learners ofEnglish Level 1(STYLE)• Time: September,2013•The class met onetime each week forthe duration of 50minutes.•Time: 5 months• SPEC – book 2• Saxoncourt test forYoung Learners ofEnglish Level 1(STYLE)• Time: January,201419
  20. 20. Instrument• Saxoncourt test for Young Learners of English(STYLE) ─ Level 1 (200 words)• Test score ─ 120I. Reading SectionA. Choose the correct picture. (30 points)1. I have two rabbits. ( )2. It is gray plane. ( )A.B. Make the sentences right (V) or wrong (X). (30 points)__1. The bear is on the floor.__2. Two pens are on the desk.C. Match the answer to the question. (30 points)1. _____ 2. _____1. What time is it? A. I’m 9.2. How old are you? B. It’s 5:30.20D. Choose the correct English word (30 points)1. 三明治 A. Library2. 籃球 B. Badminton3. 圖書館 C. Basketball4. 羽球 D. Sandwich
  21. 21. InstrumentLesson PlanStory teller Chia- Ying Wu Date 2013. 9.10Story What’s your favorite sports? Grade Fifth gradeVocabulary football, soccer, baseball, basketball, badminton, kung fuSentence pattern What sports do you like? I like (tennis) and (football).Procedure activity Time Teaching aidsWarm-up Greeting 5 ppt, flash cardsPresentation Reading story 25 ppt, storybooksPractice Key vocabulary 10 pptReview Review vocabulary 5 Flash cardsDiscussion Discuss the story 5 21
  22. 22. Instrument• Schedule for English Reading Class ProjectWeek Date English reading class1 September 10 Unit One- What’s your favorite sport?2 September 17 Unit Two- Do you have a glass of cola?3 September 24 Unit three- Do you want a pizza?4 October 1 Unit Four- Where are you from?5 October 8 Unit Five- Where do you live?6 October 15 Unit Six- What do you want?22
  23. 23. Statistical Analysis1. How can teachers’ use of English storybooksimprove fifth-grade of elementary school students’English vocabularies?23T-test2. How can teachers’ use of English storybooksimprove fifth-grade of elementary school students’reading comprehension?
  24. 24. Thank you for listening.24
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