Yusni Triana, Ujang Suparman, Rosita Simbolon


The objectives of this research are to investigate whether there is a significant difference of students’ reading achievement between those who are taught using authentic and those using teacher-made materials, and to find out which of the two materials is more effective to teach reading. The population of this research was the first grade of SMAN 5 Bandar Lampung. The treatments were given in three times in both classes. Objective test was used as the instrument for data collection, which was administered in pretest and posttest. The data gained from this research were statically analyzed using independent t-test through SPSS 16.0 for Windows. The result shows that there is a significant difference of students’ reading comprehension achievement between students who were taught by using authentic material and those using teacher-made material. The significant increase of students’ achievement in the experimental class 1 (authentic material) was (p<0.05, p=0.000) with the increase of mean in pretest and posttest was 11.82 points. Meanwhile, the significant increase of students’ achievement in the experimental class 2 (teacher-made material) was (p<0.05, p=0.000) with the increase was only 7.43 points. Based on the data, it can be concluded that there is significant different between authentic and teacher-made materials and authentic material is more effective than teacher-made material to improve the students’ reading comprehension achievement.


Keywords: authentic material, comparative, reading achievement, teacher-made material.

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