IJET (Indonesian Journal of English Teaching)
Vol 5, No 1 (2016): July

TEACHING WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXTS TO THE EIGHTH YEAR STUDENTS: “PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE” ACTIVITY

Permatasari, Krisdian Eka ( Universitas Negeri Surabaya )



Article Info

Publish Date
13 Jul 2016

Abstract

Writing is considered as a complicated and difficult skill to be mastered by the students. Several difficulties are found in learning of descriptive writing. Dealing with the case, the research questions are proposed as follows: (1) How is “Put Yourself in the Picture” activity implemented by the teacher in teaching descriptive texts? and (2) How are the results of the students in writing descriptive texts in the aspects of grammar, vocabulary, content and organization through the implementation of “Put Yourself in the Picture” activity? This research is qualitative design in which the researcher acted as the observer to collect information as the evidences in the writing class to find the teacher’s and students’ activities in implementing “Put Yourself in the Picture” activity in the three stages of teaching learning process in writing descriptive texts. The results of the research showed that the teacher and the students implemented “Put Yourself in the Picture” activity in some of the these activities, as follows: (1) introducing the essay topic; (2) listing the words or phrases relating to the topic; (3) Making sentences based on the listed ideas; (4) identifying the generic structures and language features of descriptive text; (5) Writing the descriptive text; (6) Making groups and giving feedbacks of the writing’ results; (7) Editing and re writing the final drafts. Besides, the students’ learning writing progresses are described into five categories. They are (1) very good student’s score category; (2) good student’s score category; (3) fair student’s score category; (4) poor student’s score category; and (5) very poor student’ score category. These criteria are based on the students’ writing results analyzed in the aspects of grammar, vocabulary, content, and organization.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

jurnalpbi

Publisher

Subject

Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media

Description

Indonesian Journal of English Teaching (IJET) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published biannually by Department of English Teacher Education, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya. The journal is committed to ensuring that each issue contains a blend of voices, including public and private school educators ...