Integrating reading and writing to facilitate reading engagement through epistolary writing among ESL tertiary students / Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim

Megat Abdul Rahim, Puteri Rohani (2015) Integrating reading and writing to facilitate reading engagement through epistolary writing among ESL tertiary students / Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim. Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT), 3 (1). pp. 30-46. ISSN 1823464-X

Abstract

This study examines the pedagogical perspective of employing epistolary writing in a reading program. Reading and writing have traditionally been taught separately. However, researchers have increasingly noted the connections between reading and writing as having similar processes of meaning construction. Writing when integrated with reading permits meaningful engagement between reader and text. In this qualitative case study, epistolary writing or letter writing is employed to capture the students’ understanding and reflection of their reading as well as on what has been taught by the instructor in the classroom. Three students took part in the study. Data were obtained through observations, interviews, and students’ written documents. The findings reveal conditions that enhance and hamper engagement among the students. The students reported the process of writing enabled them to strengthen their understanding of the texts assigned to them. In addition, aspects of pedagogy found useful by students were also identified. However, lecturers need to expose students the purpose of writing before employing it in the reading class. Discussion will focus on implications from insights gained and instructional practice in second language education.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Megat Abdul Rahim, Puteri Rohaniproha572@perak.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language > Quizzes. Examination questions, etc. English as a Second Language Achievement Test
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching
ISSN: 1823464-X
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 30-46
Item ID: 29954
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epistolary Writing, Reading and Writing Connection, Pedagogical Perspectives, ESL Tertiary Learners, Academic Reading, Reading Engagement
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29954

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