The Study of Potentials and Problems in Reading Faced By the Eighth Grade Students of Junior High School

  • Ida Ayu Made IstriUtami

Abstract

Knowing students‘ problems, especially in reading, is very important to design an
appropriate and meaningful learning. From the problem identification, teacher can find the
potency of designing and developing material to meet students‘ need. Therefore, this
study was aimed to identify the potentials and problems toward reading lesson faced by
the eighth grade students of Junior High School. This study was based on the result of
classroom observation, document study, and also checklists. The identification of potency
and problems through classroom observation was done to obtain data on how existing
reading material was used in teaching reading on the classroom. There was also
document study to evaluate existing reading material and syllabus used for teaching
reading. Then, the data from the teacher and students had been gathered by
administering checklists. From the result of the study, it can be identified that the
problems faced by the eighth grade students of Junior High School in reading dealt with
topic selection, pictures or illustration, and reading activities, while the potency was to
develop new reading material by using those problems as consideration.

How to Cite
ISTRIUTAMI, Ida Ayu Made. The Study of Potentials and Problems in Reading Faced By the Eighth Grade Students of Junior High School. Proceeding ICIRAD, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, nov. 2015. Available at: <https://eproceeding.undiksha.ac.id/index.php/icirad/article/view/124>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2020.