The effectiveness of authentic material In teaching reading viewed from students’ english learning interest (An experimental research in the seventh grade of SMP Negeri 2 Kunjang Kediri in 2008/2009 academic year)
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The aim of this research is to know whether: (1) Teaching reading using authentic materials to the seventh grade students is more effective than using textbook; (2) The reading achievement of the students having high learning interest is better than the one of those having low learning interest; and (3) There is an interaction between teaching materials and learning interest.
This research is an experimental research. The research was carried out at SMP Negeri 2 Kunjang Kediri from 27 April 2009 to 11 June 2009. The sample was taken using cluster sampling from the seventh grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Kunjang Kediri. The sample consists of 80 students which are divided into two classes, VIIA consisting of 40 students as an experimental class and class VIIB consisting of 40 students as a control class. The instruments used to collect the data are questionnaire to get scores of students’ learning interest and reading test to get scores of students reading comprehension. Before the instrument was used, a tryout was done to know the validity and reliability of the instrument. After treatment was given in nine meetings, the researcher conducted posttest to get the research data. Having got research data, researcher analyzed the data in term of their frequency distribution, normality of the sample distribution, and data homogeneity. Then, researcher used ANOVA test (multifactor analysis of variance) and TUKEY test to test the research hypotheses.
Referring to the summary of multifactor analysis of variance, it can be concluded that: (1) Teaching reading using authentic materials to the seventh grade students is more effective than the one using textbook; (2) The reading achievement of the students having high learning interest is better than the one of those having low learning interest; and (3) There is an interaction between teaching materials and learning interest.
The result of the research implies that authentic material is a very effective material for teaching reading to the seventh grade students. Therefore, it is recommended that (1) it is better for teachers to apply authentic materials in the teaching and learning process; (2) to improve the students’ learning interest; authentic materials need to be applied in the classroom activities; and (3) future researchers can conduct research of the same kind with different sample and different students’ condition.