THE USE OF AUTHENTIC MATERIALS IN TEACHING NEWS ITEM TEXT: AN ACTION RESEARCH OF TENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMAN 9 SEMARANG

Girindra Putri Ardana Reswari, 2201411099 (2015) THE USE OF AUTHENTIC MATERIALS IN TEACHING NEWS ITEM TEXT: AN ACTION RESEARCH OF TENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMAN 9 SEMARANG. Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    This study is about the use of authentic materials in teaching news item text. The purpose of the study is to find out the effectiveness of authentic materials in introducing students with real literacy practice by reading some newspaper articles of various topics related to disabilities, valentine days, football club, National Commission on Human Rights, and North Korea military parade. The subject of this action research study were 37 students of XI IS 2 in SMAN 9 Semarang. The treatment was given in two cycles. It used cooperative learning and vocabulary guessing technique in the practice. First cycle was teaching news item text using authentic materials in groups and second cycle was teaching news item text using authentic materials in pairs. This study was begun by giving pretest and ended by giving post-test. Those tests were given in order to assess the improvement of students‟ competence in understanding news item texts. In order to know the students‟ opinion and interest toward the learning process, the open-ended questionnaire was given. The students‟ behavior was also recorded in observation checklist. The result of this study shows that there is an improvement of the students in understanding news item text. This improvement is proved by the comparison between the average score of Pre-test (58.45) and that of Post-test (69.35). The results of the observation checklists shows that the students‟ attitude in cycle 2 is better compare to the students‟ attitude in cycle 1. Based on the finding of open- ended questionnaire, the students also support the use of authentic materials in teaching news item text. It is demonstrated by their positive responses in relation to the use of that medium. With regard to the previous results it is concluded that the use of authentic materials in teaching news item texts was effective since the findings reveal two results. Firstly, by this strategy the students are able to comprehend news item texts easily. It can be seen by the result of the post test. Secondly, there are some students‟ positive behaviors towards the application of the use of authentic materials in teaching news item text in terms of participation and interest in the class. They are active, motivated and interested in doing the reading activities. Therefore, the use of authentic materials in teaching news item text is recommended.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Authentic Materials, News Item Text
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 11:01
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 11:01

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