Whole Language-Based English Reading Materials

Dian Erlina, Ilza Mayuni, Sabarti Akhadiah

Abstract


This Research and Development (R&D) aims at developing English reading materials for undergraduate EFL students of Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia. Research data were obtained through questionnaires, tests, and documents. The results of the research show that the existing materials are not relevant to the students’ need, so there is a need for developing new materials based on whole language principles. In general, the new developed materials are considered reliable by the experts, students, and lecturers. The materials are also effective in improving students’ reading achievement. The final product of the materials consists of a course book entitled Whole Language Reading (WLR) and a teacher’s manual. WLR provides rich input of reading strategies, variety of topics, concepts, texts, activities, tasks, and evaluations. Using this book makes reading more holistic and meaningful as it provides integration across language skills and subject areas.

 


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Materials development, reading materials, whole language

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