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THE EFFECT OF PROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF TIME ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE TEACHING ENGLISH POEMS AT HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL IN PAKISTAN

Keywords: Traditional method , Interactive strategies , Appreciation of poems , Proportionate amount of time.

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The researcher tried to find out the effect of proportionate amount of time on the performance of students while teaching English poems at higher secondary level in Pakistan. The study compared the effects of two given methods on the ability of the students to appreciate the theme, music and imagery of the poem. In this experimental study, Government Boys Higher Secondary School No.4 Dera Ismail Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was selected as a sample through purposive sampling. Selection of sections was randomly done using the new draw method technique. Similarly one group was randomly selected as the experimental and the other as control. Eachgroup was consisted of thirty students. The same teacher taught to experimental as well as control group. The researcher motivated directed and guided him to use traditional method for teaching English to control group and adopt interactive strategies for experimental group. The relevant pre-test was administered and thestudents of both groups were equivalent at the time of starting the experiment. The instruments consisted of two achievement tests (pre-test and post-test) in the subject of English11th class and 10 poems which are included in the textbook of English Course Book of Intermediate Class of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Duration of teaching was about forty days with the period of 40 minutes and both the groups were instructed essentially the same thing except for the method of instruction. The teacher of experimental group started English poem with the help of interactive communication strategies whereas the control group was started English poems with the help of traditional method. Time given to the students was directly proportional to their academic achievement and the development of different aspects of poems was also directly proportional to the time consumed by the students. The study recommends that the concept of interactive communication strategies may be implemented at the higher secondary schools for teaching English poems in order to understand its theme, imageries and its musical effects.

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