THE STUDY OF ACTIVATING STUDENTS’ CONTENT SCHEMA IN TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION :A Case Study on Two English Teachers at an SMP in Lembang

Misbahudin, - (2009) THE STUDY OF ACTIVATING STUDENTS’ CONTENT SCHEMA IN TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION :A Case Study on Two English Teachers at an SMP in Lembang. S2 thesis, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

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Abstract

The schema theorists claim that the reader’s background knowledge plays an important role in comprehending the reading text. It helps the reader to build meaning by relating his or her background knowledge to the knowledge provided by the writer in the text. Difficulties in comprehending the text will be faced by the reader who lack of background knowledge or he has background knowledge but fail to activate it while reading. Activating the students’ content schema must be in the teacher’s consideration in pre reading activity. Unfortunately, in Indonesian secondary school classroom there are a few teachers do not conduct this activity. There are three types of background knowledge or schemata, linguistic, formal and content schema. This thesis investigated the strategies used by the teachers for activating students’ content schema in teaching reading comprehension and the students’ responses on the activities. This study employed a qualitative research design, embracing characteristics of a case study. The data were obtained from eight sessions of classroom observation, two session of interview with the teachers before and after every observation, and interviews with the students after the observation completed. The data analyses conducted to identify important findings as it was expected by the purpose of the study. The finding revealed that there are four strategies used by the teachers for activating students’ content schema in teaching reading comprehension, they are pre questioning, using pictures and questioning, using analogy and questioning, and storytelling demonstration. These finding supported the previous study conducted by Hudson (1982), Tudor(1988), Chen and Graves(1988) and Taglieber et al (1995). Both of the teachers considered that helping students activate their content schema in pre reading activity is important to do. In relation to the students’ responses on the activating students’ content schema, it was found that they responded the activities positively, moreover they were excited when the activity made them easy in comprehending the reading text. Based on these findings it is significant for the teachers to choose the appropriate strategies for activating the students’ content schema in pre reading activities particularly the four strategies mentioned above. It is also wise for the teachers to identify the students responses on the strategy used to determine which strategy is appropriate for them. The findings also expected inspire other researchers to investigate the effect of those strategies on the students’ reading comprehension.

Item Type: Skripsi Tesis Atau Disertasi (S2)
Additional Information: Nomor Panggil T BING MIS s-2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACTIVATING STUDENTS’ CONTENT SCHEMA IN TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LA History of education
Divisions: Sekolah Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris S-2
Depositing User: Mr. Tri Agung
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2014 03:44
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 03:44
URI: http://repository.upi.edu/id/eprint/8675

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