A Discourse Analysis of a Classroom Interaction

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Republic of the Philippines
Tarlac State University Graduate Studies
Tarlac City

AN ANALYSIS OF A CLASSROOM INTERACTION
IN GRADE 7

A term paper submitted to
DR. CECILIA L. CALUB

In partial fulfillment of the course requirement in
ENGLISH 503-Discourse Analysis

By: MR. MAR CHAN N. MANGUERA
MAEd-English

October 201

I. INTRODUCTION

In this globalization era, the value of English as an international language is significantly escalating in different aspects. Its significance is considered in classroom to prepare students in their future line of endeavor. Despite the innumerable benefits that English language can give, it has still a wide variety of components that are needed to be considered and examined in
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III. METHODOLOGY

The study used a videotape to record a classroom interaction of Grade 7 students of Don Bosco Tarlac. A transcript was prepared, and an analysis was made to fully understand and explore the classroom interaction.

IV. Presentation of Data

Teacher: Yesterday, we talked about the difference between a sentence and a sentence fragment. Yesterday also, you answered exercises in the workbook. Yes or No?
Students: Yes!
Teacher: Thank you for your response. In connection to that, I’ll be introducing a new topic which is about Recognizing Subject and Predicate. And I believe you have a good idea as regards these two basic parts of a sentence. Let’s continue. Let’s try to differentiate a complete subject from a complete predicate. Someone to read? Yes, Mr. Pascua.
Student: The complete subject names what or whom the sentence is telling about.
Teacher: Okay, that’s the complete subject. In other words, it is the one being talked about in a sentence. What makes it different from a predicate now? Someone to read?
Student: The complete predicate says something about the complete subject.
Teacher: Okay, the complete predicate tells something about the complete subject. It describes the complete subject. Okay, let’s continue. Later on, I’ll be giving examples of it. Anyway, let’s have some examples of complete subjects and
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