USING AUTHENTIC MATERIAL TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING INTEREST (A Classroom Action Research in the Second Semester Students of STKIP Siliwangi Bandung)

Aseptiana Parmawati
Rasi Yugafiati


Reading is a complex process that involves generation and getting information, analyzing
meaning, and making any decision about content.To improve the students’ learning interest
toward reading skill, the lecturer need to know how to teach reading effectively, and what
instructional materials is the most suitable for their students. Output required of this research as
a scientific publication in local journal that have ISSN. The researchers identify some problems,
such as: 1) Doesteaching reading using Authentic Material improve the students’ reading
interest?, 2) How is the teaching and learning situation when Authentic Material implemented in
the reading class?. From the result of pre-test, we found that the result of students’ reading was
under average and still far from what was expected.The finding was supported by the result of
students’ reading scores. The average score of pre test was 60.57. After the implementation of
Authentic Material in every cycle, the students’ reading score were getting better. It can be seen
from the result of students’ average score Cycle 1 was 64.00 and Cycle 2 was 80.87. It can be
concluded that Authentic Material can improve students’ reading interest and Authentic
Material can improve reading classroom into a better situation.
Keywords: Authentic Material, Reading Interest, CAR

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