Investigating Integration of Writing Skills in Grade VIII English PTBB Textbook

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The present study aimed to explore the integration of writing skills competency in the Grade VIII English textbook prescribed by the Punjab textbook board. A content analysis was carried out in the backdrop of a checklist based on the competencies and students' learning outcomes provided in the latest English National Curriculum (2006), Pakistan. The writing competency was proposed to improve learners' writing skills. The study employed a qualitative research design, and findings were analyzed thematically. In accordance with the curriculum, students are expected to write keeping in mind transactional and interactional purposes as well as descriptive, expository and narrative texts of language. But the findings are otherwise and unfolded that the textbook understudy does not provide students with adequate opportunities to improve their writing skills. Rather, writing skill was only found in the form of comprehension question exercises in which students merely have to answer the questions.


1-Sana Baig
Lecturer, Department of TESOL, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Fareeha Javed
Assistant Professor, Head of TESOL Department, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Fasiha Altaf
PhD Scholar, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.


Writing Skills, National English Curriculum, Competency, Student Learning Outcomes, Grade VIII and English Textbook

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Published: 06 2021

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