Teaching Strategies and its Influence on Students English Writing Skills at Secondary School Certificate

Qudsia Fatima

Teaching strategies perform a great role in students’ learning at every level
of education. This paper presents achievement in English writing skills
and the practices of teaching used by teachers. Under Mixed-method,
Sequential exploratory design was chosen for this study. Sample was
selected from private schools of Lahore city offering Secondary School
Certificate. Four private schools were selected through purposive
sampling technique. In each school one section of SSC was selected as
sample. Teachers and students of the selected classes were included in
sample. Research instruments comprised of interview protocol and
achievement test. Interviews were conducted to explore the teaching
strategies for developing writing skills. Essay type test was developed and
administered to students to measure the English writing skills. Test was
developed by using intended learning outcomes of curriculum of English
language. Criteria for developing rubrics for scoring of test was based on
the students’ intended learning outcomes from curriculum of SSC.
Findings revealed that for developing writing, teachers frequently use
lecture, questioning, feedback, self-review and pair work. Test results
showed that writing skills of students are not much developed. They rely
on textbook as an important resource. Teachers do not give emphasis on
student centered methods for teaching writing because it takes much time.

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