The Use of Movies as Reading Comprehension Materials for Eighth Grade
Keywords:Movies, materials development, reading comprehension
The aim of this article is to describe the use of movies as reading materials for the eighth grade of junior high school. Movies can be developed as materials to enhance students’ critical thinking and improve their comprehension through multimodal texts provided as their visual media in learning reading. By reading the subtitles of the movies, students could improve their reading skill supporting by visualization of images. The literature review of this article recommended why movies should be developed as reading materials in language learning with their advantages and benefits. Many previous studies suggested that movies could be the appropriate media for English language teaching to motivate students and improve their language skills. English teachers could modify and develop reading materials based on the movies' content to encourage students in language learning. This research applied research and development by adopting the Borg & Gall design. The data techniques of this research included a questionnaire, interview, observation, and documentation. The result of this research indicated that the total mean scores of material aspects, language aspects, and graphic aspects ranged from 3.00 to 3.50. Therefore, the scores were categorized as good and very good. Thus, it can be concluded that the developed product of this research was valid, effective, and appropriate.
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