The Analysis of the Authenticity of Authentic Reading Materials in Students Text Book

Atika Dian Purwandani, Patuan Raja, Ujang Suparman


Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui kesesuaian materi bacaan otentik di buku siswa dengan kriteria keontetikan. Penelitian ini dilakukan dengan meminta sepuluh guru dan dua ahli dalam pengajaran Bahasa Inggris untuk memberi penilaian terhadap text melalui instrumen checklist. Sumber dari data yang dinilai adalah dokumen yang dikumpulkan dari tiga teks bacaan otentik di buku Pathway To English 2terbitan Erlangga. Instrumen penelitian ini adalah instrumen checklist yang terdiri dari kriteria keotentikan yang diusulkan oleh Mc Grath (2002) dan kriteria materi bacaan yang baik usulan Arias (2007). Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa materi bacaan otentik pada buku yang dipilih telah memenuhi kriteria keotentikan. Hal ini menunjukkan bahwa teks otentik pada buku tersebut sesuai digunakan sebagai materi pembelajaran.

The objective of this research was to examine the compatibility of the current authentic reading materials in students textbook with the criteria of authenticity. The subjects weretwelve English teachers. The sources of the data were documents of three authentic reading passages which were taken fromPathway To English 2by Erlangga Publisher. The instrument was the combination of criteria authenticity checklist proposed by McGrath (2002) and the criteria of good reading materials proposed by Arias (2007).The result showed that the authentic reading materials inthe selected textbook were compatible withthe criteria of authenticity.Thisindicates that the contents of the texts are appropriate to use as teaching materials.

Keywords:Authentic Reading Materials, Authenticity, Students Text book.

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