The teaching of reading comprehension strategies to students of grade VIII at Sekolah Alam MTs Surya Buana Malang / Netty Arywardany

Arywardany, Netty (2009) The teaching of reading comprehension strategies to students of grade VIII at Sekolah Alam MTs Surya Buana Malang / Netty Arywardany. Diploma thesis, Universitas Negeri Malang.

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Abstract

Many junior high school students sometimes are unable to get complete understanding of the texts. This might be caused by the fact that many of those students do not know the essential information needed to understand a word, including how a word combines with other words. Therefore those students need strategies in order to overcome the problems. Considering the importance of comprehension strategies this study was intended to describe the teaching of reading comprehension strategies to students of grade VIII at Sekolah Alam MTs Surya Buana Malang. This study is descriptive qualitative research. The subject of this study was the English teacher of grade VIII of Sekolah Alam Mts Surya Buana Malang, specifically class VIIIA. The study used main instrument which was the researcher and the three supporting instruments which were subject identification form, interview guide, and observation checklist. The finding of this study showed that the teacher used the three-step techniques in teaching reading which were pre-reading, whilst reading, and post reading. The comprehension strategies employed by the teacher in pre-reading were set the purpose of reading, skimming, scanning, and activating background knowledge. While in whilst reading the teacher employed silent reading, reading aloud, solve vocabulary problem, paraphrasing, recognizing the text structure and social affective strategy. In post-reading the teacher employed summarizing, and concluding. There were some strength and weaknesses revealed in the teaching of comprehension strategies. The strengths are: (1) the English teacher has good qualification since she graduated from English department from one of universities in Indonesia and in Japan, (2) the teacher has employed the strategies needed by the students, (3) she employs the three step technique in teaching reading comprehension. The weaknesses are: (1) she rarely uses English in teaching reading comprehension strategies which make the use of certain strategy has lost its effectiveness, (2) the time used in employing the strategies are not managed well which made her lack of the comprehension strategies in post reading activities, (3) she does not give explicit models to the students about how to read effectively, especially the use of strategies in reading comprehension. Based on the result of the study, it is recommended for the English teacher: (1) English should be used more often by the teacher in employing the strategies since some of the comprehension strategies will lose itsÔÇÖ effectiveness if the teacher deliver the strategies in Indonesia, (2) the time in employing the reading comprehension strategies should be managed well so that teacher would have enough time to add more strategies in post-reading stage, for example, the teacher can relate the content or idea of the text to their own knowledge, interest, or view, (3) explicit models in how to use comprehension strategies should also be given since by giving so, the students can use the strategy independently. For the other researchers it suggested to conduct researches in other language skills, i.e. listening at different levels of study and more time in data collection. It is also suggested to conduct classroom action research on the teaching of reading comprehension strategies.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: ?? ??
Divisions: Fakultas Sastra (FS) > Jurusan Sastra Inggris (ING) > S1 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 04:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2009 03:00
URI: http://repository.um.ac.id/id/eprint/10519

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