TSL3102 SONGS AND POETRY
Curriculum Development Centre Director Ali Ab Ghani said that the PrimaryLiterature Project was introduced in the school curriculum to strengthen pupils’proficiency in English (
The Star, May 25, 2008).
The objectives for introducing the “Children’s Contemporary Literature’ are asfollows:
to instil and inculcate the reading habit among pupils.
to enrich pupils’ vocabulary and language content.
to enhance pupils’ thinking skills.
to promote cultural understanding in the Malaysian context
to improve English language proficiency of pupils.
To provide lively, enjoyable and high-interest readings.(Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum, 2006) Apart from stories, the students were also introduced to songs and poetry.
Song and PoetrySo how did you do? Did you manage to answer all? Let’s check. Read thereasons listed below.
Music is highly memorable and motivating.
Put your thinking cap
Why do we use songs and poetry with young learnersin the primary ESL classroom?