READABILITY LEVEL OF ENGLISH READING TEXTS USED BY SIXTH GRADE STUDENT OF SDN SUKOREJO I TAMBAKREJO BOJONEGORO

OKTAVIANI, IFA (2007) READABILITY LEVEL OF ENGLISH READING TEXTS USED BY SIXTH GRADE STUDENT OF SDN SUKOREJO I TAMBAKREJO BOJONEGORO. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Language is one aspect which is important in human society to share their idea, feeling, or to express what they want to another. One of languages in the world is English that is widely known as an International Language. In Indonesia, not only adult learners have to learn English but also young learners. However, the function of English for Young Learner is just to stimulate and introduce it as a foreign language, especially in introducing English vocabulary. In teaching English there are four skills have to be mastered by the students, they are writing, reading, speaking, and listening. However, in teaching elementary students, the focus is on vocabulary building. Hence, Reading is the most important way of vocabulary building because the students become familiar with the different meaning of new words in a variety of context. Moreover, to know whether certain text is readable for certain student’s level, readability formula can be used so that the reading process will be successful. The significance of this study for the writer is to get new information about what kind of book that is readable for sixth grade students so it can help in selecting reading texts that are readable and suitable with the student’s level and needs. The objectives of this research were to investigate: 1) The readability level of reading texts in “Happy with English” and “Grow with English” textbooks used for sixth grade students of SDN Sukorejo I Bojonegoro. 2) The influence of readability level of reading texts on the students’ ability. This study used descriptive quantitative research design that described the readability level of English reading texts in “Happy with English” and “Grow with English” textbooks. The subject of this research was 10 English reading texts in “Happy with English” and “Grow with English” textbooks used for sixth grade students of SDN Sukorejo I Bojonegoro. The data of this research were collected and analyzed based on reading texts and students’ reading test score. The result of the study indicated that: 3 reading texts in “Happy with English” and 4 reading texts in “Grow with English” textbooks are appropriate for 6th school grade and are categorized in fairly easy style. In addition, the English teacher can use “Happy with English” and “Grow with English” textbooks because most of reading texts are readable and suitable for students of this grade.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Zainul Afandi
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 09:27
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/9960

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