Literary Texts as the Material In Teaching Reading Comprehension

Davy Budiono


In selecting the appropriate literary texts to be used as the
material in teaching reading comprehension, we have to consider a
number of criteria. The criteria for valid literary texts to be used in
teaching reading comprehension are the types of the literary texts, the
students’ proficiency level, and the themes that will suit the students’
interest. Still, the teacher’s creativity in developing the material is still
needed to support the achievement of the teaching-learning goals. This
paper is intended for selecting the suitable literary material for teaching
reading comprehension for the third year of SMU students. This paper
begins with the discussion of the purposes of using literary texts in
teaching reading comprehension. It is followed by the nature of literary
texts and the nature of reading comprehension. Later in this paper the
criteria of texts selection will also be discussed

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