The Effectiveness of Bananagrams Game for Honing Spelling Competence of Students Who Study English as a Second Language: An Action Research
Keywords:bananagrams, spelling, ESL, weekly tes
AbstractA total of thirty two students (16 female and 16 male) of class nine C in Phuentsholing Higher Secondary School in Phuentsholing needed to improve their spelling competence as it was found through their weekly test that their major mistake was with spelling. Therefore, an action research titled ‘The Effectiveness of Bananagrams Game for Honing Spelling Competence of Students Who Study English as a Second Language’ was carried out to examine whether bananagrams game was effective in improving student’s spelling proficiency. Mixed method was used for the study. Pre and Post-test data were collected through students’ score in the spelling tests. The result revealed improvement in students’ spelling indicating the effectiveness of bananagrams game for enhancing students’ spelling skills. The action research recommends English teachers to use bananagrams game daily either before or after the lesson.
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