PL EN


2019 | 43 | 4 |
Article title

The Potential of RAFT Strategy for Improving Jordanian EFL Students' Creative Writing

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
This study examines the potential effect of RAFT strategy on Jordanian EFL Eleventh-grade students' creative writing. A sample of Eleventh-grade students was purposefully selected from a secondary school in Irbid. The experimental group (n=25) was taught using a RAFT strategy whereas the control group (n= 25) was taught conventionally based on Teacher Book of Action Pack 11. For data collection, a creative writing pre/post- test was used. The findings reveal statistically significant differences in students’ means scores in the creative writing post test, in favor of the experimental group which may be attributed to RAFT strategy.
DE
Der Band enthält die Abstracts ausschließlich in englischer Sprache.
FR
L'article contient uniquement les résumés en anglais.
Year
Volume
43
Issue
4
Physical description
Dates
published
2019
online
2019-12-30
Contributors
References
  • Al Hussaini, A. (2013). Developing creative thinking skills by administering "SCAMPER" program. Retrieved March 29, 2015, from www.gulfkids.com.
  • Al Khasawneh, N. (2014). The effectiveness of RAFT instructional strategy on improving middle school female students' spelling skills at Al Taef. The Specialized International Journal, 1(6), 288-305.
  • Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: W. H. Freeman Company.
  • Barbot, B., Tan, M., Randi, J. Santa-Donato, G., & Grigorenko, E. (2012). Essential Skills for Creative Writing: Integrating Multiple Domain-Specific Perspectives. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 7(3), 209-223.
  • Dani, D., Litchfield, E., & Hallman-Thrasher, A. (2018). Creative assessment: Using RAFT writing to assess students in a course on motion. The Science Teacher, 85(5), 1-3.
  • Dawson, P. (2005). Creative Writing and the New Humanities. New York: Routledge.
  • El Sourani, A. (2017). The effectiveness of using RAFTs Strategy in improving English writing skills among female tenth graders in Gaza (Unpublished MA Thesis). Islamic University, Palestine.
  • Jameel, A., & Mohamood, D. (2017). The effect of flexibility and fluency strategies on developing creative writing skills in English language subject of the fourth preparatory literary students. International Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Science, 2(1), 37-51.
  • Jordanian Ministry of Education (2006). General guidelines and specific outcomes for the English language. The English Language National Team, Jordan, MOE.
  • Locloiey, K. (2012). Creativity across the curriculum creative writing beyond English. English Drama Media, 43-48.
  • Majid, D., Tan, A., & Soh, K. (2003). Enhancing children’s creativity: An exploratory study on using the Internet and SCAMPER as creative writing tools. The Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving, 13(2), 67-81.
  • Nino, F. & Paez, M. (2018). Building writing skills in English in fifth graders: Analysis of strategies based on literature and creativity. English Language Teaching, 11(9), 102-117.
  • Parilasanti, N., Suarnajaya, W., & Marjohan, A. (2014). The effect of RAFT strategy and anxiety upon writing competency of the seventh grade students of SMP Negeri 3 Mengwi in academic year 2013/2014. E-Journal Program Pascasarjana Universities, 2, 1-9.
  • Porzel, L. (2018). Rafting through social studies: Using a perspective-based creative writing assignment to excite kids. Retrieved March 20, 2010, from https://lptutoring.com/raft-writing-assignment/.
  • Salameh, L. (2016). Using RAFT strategy to improve EFL learners’ writing competency in paragraph writing course at the University of Hail-KSA. International Journal of English Language Teaching, 5(8), 37-49.
  • Santa, C. M. & Others. (1988). Content Reading Including Study Systems: Reading, Writing and Studying across the Curriculum. Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
  • Simon, C. (2012). Using the RAFT Writing Strategy. Urbana: NOTE National Council of Teachers of English.
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_17951_lsmll_2019_43_4_105-113
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.