The Use of Heroic History R.A. Kartini as Reading Material in Assessing the Student Reading Comprehension

Elli Setiyo Wahyuni


The improvement of student reading skill involves some efforts in
choosing the authentic material. The use of a heroic story, R.A. Kartini
gives moral impacts for students’ character building and language skills
improvement. The reading assessment provides some activities which
explores the content of the reading text. The activities are identifying the
good reader behaviors that have been taught and assessed, collecting
evidence that is related to the good reader behaviors, analyzing the
evidence on the good reader behaviors, and making an instructional
decision to improve the reading skill. The advantages of using reading
assessment activities to assessed the student reading comprehension are
students participate in giving opinion, able to attach meaning to words or
sentences, make summary prediction, describe the problem, give relevant
solutions, retell the story in chronological order, and use prior knowledge
in implementing the moral value. The analysis shows that students have
the good reader behaviors as it is proven from their checklist score. The
reading assessment gives result that portfolio is a recommended activity
to improve the student reading comprehension.

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