Enhancing Reading Comprehension of Junior High School Students Through Scaffolding Instruction
Lasim Muzammil, Saifullah
Available Online 14 April 2021.
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- scaffolding, reading comprehension, instructional strategy, classroom activity
- Scaffolding, as one of the structured-teaching learning strategies on language skills, has been developed worldwide including in Indonesian context. This paper investigates the effect of using scaffolding to enhance reading comprehension of ninth-grade students in SMP Negeri 04 Batu, East Java, Indonesia. The present study employs a quantitative research design which involves 30 participants (i.e. 12 males and 18 female), and their average ages are 15 years old. The instruments used in the study are pre-test and post-test besides questionnaire. The tests are done before and after using the scaffolding strategy and the questionnaire are used to identify the students’ perception and feeling after the implementation of the strategy. Data analysis are carried out using paired-samples t-test and the questionnaire (5-Likert scales) are analyzed descriptively. The results of the study show a significant difference between before and after using the scaffolding strategy. It indicates that the scaffolding strategy practiced by the students could build their reading comprehension skills by means of steps by steps activity. Besides, the students feel more comfortable and eager to read more authentic reading material on account of this strategy. Therefore, it is recommended for teachers and syllabus designers to include scaffolding instruction to enhance the students reading comprehension.
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TY - CONF AU - Lasim Muzammil AU - Saifullah PY - 2021 DA - 2021/04/14 TI - Enhancing Reading Comprehension of Junior High School Students Through Scaffolding Instruction BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ANCOSH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 96 EP - 100 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210413.023 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210413.023 ID - Muzammil2021 ER -