In the Name of Allah SWT, the most Gracious, the most Merciful All praises be to Allah, king of the king, the Lord of the world, and the master of the day after, who has given us blessing and guidance. Because of His graciousness and mercifulness the writer can write well. The writer realizes and feels very sure that without His blessing, mercy, and guidance, it would be possible for herself to finish the Thesis which entitled: Developing English ReadingMaterial For Fashion Design Program in Vocational School. This Thesis is aimed to fulfill one of the requirements for the degree of SarjanaPendidikan of the English Department, Faculty of Language and Arts, State University of Medan (UNIMED)
Students might have their expectation of what will their reading class with the assistance of computer look like. Most come with their excitement since they hope for having non boredom class as what had been stated by Hurlock (1980) that the students need fun learning environment that could drive them away from boredom. The next question asked about what kind of reading activity they want to have in their reading class assisted with computer. Eleven students would love to have comics completed with reading comprehension, nine students would like to have text with illustration while the rest six students would love to have interactive text and group discussion. For this question, the mean was 2.12. They were also asked about their opinion if they have a reading class assisted with computer. Sixteen students thought it would be totally fun, eight students thought that it would be interesting, while the rest one student thought it will be just the same and nothing special. The mean for this question was 2.31. The complete description of the preliminary questionnaire results for the fourth part is presented in Table 4.4. Moreover, the descriptive statistics of the needs analysis questionnaire results were presented in Appendix 20.
Teaching reading comprehension by utilizing short story as readingmaterial then explaining its supporting elements during the teaching learning process such as plot, characters and setting will help the readers comprehend the material more, so that they can easily get the message and information from that short story based on theme of short story itself. In reading activity, in the process receiving message, the readers use their schemata or background knowledge. Therefore, the researcher assumes that after students doing reading comprehension activity by using short story as readingmaterial, the students will get message and information based on theme of short story they read which will add the knowledge of the students, so as their understanding of the text, and as the result the students’
5 course in The English Education Department of FKIP Mahasaraswati University Denpasar based on Curriculum, involved (1) Grief and Escape, (2) Speech Production, (3) Career Women, (4) Visiting Bali, (5) “Ada Apa dengan Cinta,” and (6) How to make Ice Cream. Furthermore, additional reading topics need to be developed in order to supply the missing materials which were required by the curriculum. This is also supported by Jolly and Bolitho in Tomlinson (1998) who stated that a good readingmaterial should be contextualized to topics and themes that provide meaningful, purposeful uses for the target language. In line with the above statement, Sudiarta (2009) also stated that a good course book or teaching material should be complete and contains all the materials required by the curriculum.
The researcher collects the data from the book of 2013 curriculum for the first grade of senior high school in the first semester as the primary data source. Kothari (2004:95) states “The primary data are those which are collected afresh and for the first time, and thus happen to be original in character". The data of the research was taken from Bahasa Inggris by Utami Widiati, Zulianti Rohmah and Furaidah textbook for the first grade of senior high school in the first semester. The publisher of this book is Indonesia Education and culture Ministry in 2014. Actually, there are nine units that were found in the book, but in this study the researcher will take seven units to analyze, it is involves unit1, unit 4, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7, unit 8, and unit 9. Because, in this study the researcher focus on the readingmaterial, both of the unit was found readingmaterial inside. Therefore, unit 2 and unit 3 did not found the readingmaterial inside. So, the researcher did not use both of unit to analyze.
The researcher used development research method to design the encyborimal. Tools of collecting data includes interview sheet, observation sheet, field notes, and assessment rubric. Direct communication technique was applied with interview to the participants consist the eleventh grade students and an English teacher of SMAN 8 Pontianak. The observation was conducted at the library to analyse the documents of resources for English teaching provided at the school. The data of observation is used as the comparison of the textbooks and encyclopedia in the school’s library with Encyborimal. In order to design the product, the documentation was done to obtain the data of local animals in West Kalimantan which conducted in Badan Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam. To validate Encyborimal and to know whether the product is suitable to be used as a teaching material for teaching reading on report text based on local content or not, the research asked an expert who is specialized in local content material, readingmaterial, and material design to evaluate the product. The techniques of data analysis that were used are the data of need analysis and expert validation.