Adoption of Whole Group Strategy on Standard Seven Learners’ Achievement in English Composition Writing in Public Primary Schools in Kisumu County, Kenya

Kamau Wambui Hellen, Odundo Amollo Paul, Inyega Nasimiyu Hellen


Adaptation of whole group technique in teaching standard seven learners in English composition writing offers an opportunity for collaboration for nurturing effective communication skills. Appropriate adoption of brain wave, brain storming, pie storm and brain writing techniques influence learner’s achievement in composition writing skills. Whole group promotes critical thinking, writing skills, communication, and collaboration the group discussion translating to sharing and weaving ideals enhances the ability to boost learner’s achievement in composition writing. Absence of the implementation causes double tragedy to the learners and facilitators.   The study objective was to determine influence of whole class group strategy on learners’ achievement in composition writing skills in public primary schools in Kisumu County. Drawing from critical thinking skills the study adopted non-equivalent control group with pre and post –test groups research design. Questionnaire, observation schedules and check lists were used to collect data  tired to descriptive statistics.The findings indicated that brain writing strategy was moderately used (m= 3.40 SD of 1.269), pie storm teaching technique is highly used (m= 3.733 and SD of 1.796), and brain wave and brain writing strategy relatively contribute to learners’ composition writing skills. The computed z values for whole class group strategy elements revealed a z-statistic value higher than the z- Critical value and P-value less than 0.05. Thus, the study rejected the Null hypotheses as there was a statistically significant relationship between: whole group strategy and learners’ achievement in composition writing skills in public primary schools in Kisumu County. The study recommends for policy the use of inquiring-based learning in order to provoke critical-thinking in learners to cub negative attitude of embracing change of teaching for life and not for examinations.  A research on inferential statistics, especially multiple regression analysis ,whole group style to be trained to facilitators to impact on the learners achievement in composition writing

Keywords: Whole group Brain storming; Brain wave; Brain writing; Composition writing; Learners achievements; Pie storm;

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-3-10

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