Pina Fitriana
Diah Hadijah
Zubaedah Wiji Lestari


Teachers often have difficulties in finding the appropriate learning materials in teaching reading. Without appropriate reading texts that suit them, students spend long hours in the classroom with poor achievement in reading comprehension.  This research aims to find out whether the use of authentic material can improve students' reading comprehension toward  Vocational High School Students. This research also conducted to describe and explain students' responses toward the implementation of the authentic material. Based on the aims of this research, the descriptive qualitative method chosen since it is suitable to give a clear description of this study, where twenty-nine of the students observed. The data obtained from pre-test and post-test, classroom observation and questionnaire. The result of the study reveals that the use of authentic material in teaching reading significantly improves students' reading comprehension. It recommended for the teachers to use authentic reading materials for a change. Besides, when bringing authentic materials into the classroom, it should be used following students' abilities, as well as with suitable tasks given.

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