English teaching material development as an alternative source in teaching English at junior high schools

2014 IJRSLL – Volume 3 Issue 6


Suwarni, Sri
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia (srisuwarni624@gmail.com)

Tarjana, Sri Samiati*
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia (msrisamiati@yahoo.com)

Slamet, St. Y
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia (slametsty@yahoo.co.id)

Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia (ngadisodok@yahoo.com)


The main purpose of this study was to develop an alternative teaching material for secondary school level that can improve learners’ reading comprehension skill in English. There are three main steps in developing the teaching material. They are: need analysis, try out and experiment stage. In order to develop this book, a need analysis was conducted to know the need of the students regarding the teaching material that would be developed in this study. The study is conducted in 14 secondary schools. It was found that a Quantum Learning-based teaching material is suitable for the students. Some tries out were also done to complete and to perfect the model of the alternative teaching material. Then, an experimental stage is conducted to know whether the Quantum Learning-based teaching material is more effective than the old one. From data analysis, it is found that the mean of the students’ result in reading comprehension using Quantum Learning-based teaching material is 79.48 and the one using old teaching material is 66.29. The mean is increasing by 19.89 %. So, the Quantum Learning-based teaching material is more effective than the old one.

Keywords: alternative teaching material; reading comprehension skill; Quantum Learning; material development; teaching reading skill


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsll.2014.722

*Corresponding Author