Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

Teachers' Difficulties and Strategies in Developing Narrative Texts as Learning Materials for Young Adolescent Regarding to Theme System

Authors
Sri Setyarini, M. A. Ling, Fanissa Narita
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Sri Setyarini
Available Online November 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.43How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teachers' Understanding and difficulties; Theme system; Thematic Progression patterns; Systemic Functional Linguistics
Abstract

This study entitled Teachers' Difficulties and Strategies in Developing Narrative Texts as Learning Materials for Young Adolescent aims to, 1) find out how the English teachers developed Narrative texts regarding to Theme system; 2) identify what difficulties faced by the teacher in developing the texts; 3) discover strategies to overcome his difficulties. A descriptive qualitative method was employed as a research design focusing on a case study since one English teacher of young adolescent was recruited as the participant in this research. Data were collected through document analysis in the form of Narrative texts composed by the teacher and interview with the teacher. The collected data were analyzed based on Systemic Functional Linguistics to find out the Theme and Thematic progression patterns of the text. Meanwhile, the result of the interview was interpreted referring to the information about teacher's language awareness which influenced pedagogy. Based on the findings from document analysis, it revealed that the texts already fulfilled the Theme system which was indicated from the Theme choices and Thematic progression patterns. However, some difficulties were found due to teacher's lack of knowledge about Theme system analysis. Therefore, the teacher learned to understand well Theme system analysis to overcome the difficulties.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.43How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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