Developing Comic-Shaped Teaching Media in Narrative Text Material For Students Class Vii Smp Pembangunan Galang (Published)
This study aims to know the procedure for the development of comic-shaped teaching media in narrative text material for students class VII SMP Pembangan Galang, to know the feasibility of comic-shaped teaching media in narrative text material, and to know the effectiveness of comic-shaped teaching media in narrative text material. This study used the Research and Development method using the Borg & Gall model. Data were analyzed descriptively quantitatively. The results of the study showed that: (1) the process of developing comic-shaped teaching media in narrative text material was carried out in several stages, namely preliminary studies, initial product development, and product trials. All teachers (100%) and all students (100%) stated that they need teaching media in the form of comics developed in the learning process; (2) the results of the validation of material experts was declared feasible with an average percentage of 90% with the criteria of “very good”. Furthermore, the results of the linguist’s validation was deemed feasible with the acquisition of an average percentage of 100% with the criteria of “very good”. Furthermore, the results of the validation of media experts was declared feasible with an average percentage of 76.33% with the criteria of “good”. Furthermore, the results of the validation of design experts was also declared feasible with the acquisition of an average percentage of 88.33% with the criteria of “very good”, the assessment of Indonesian language teachers with an average percentage of 87.50% with the criteria of “very good”. 68% with good criteria. Small group trials obtained an average score of 82.47% with very good criteria. Furthermore, limited field trials obtained an average of 88%; (3) the narrative text material developed was more effective than the student’s handbook with the effectiveness of the teaching media developed at 83.38% and the effectiveness of the student handbook at 68.88%. The implication of the results of this study is that there is an increase in students’ abilities in writing activities with the use of comic-shaped teaching media in narrative text material.
Application of Comics as Instructional Strategy in Language Skill Development: An Oracy Enhancement Paradiigm (Published)
English language is very important in Nigeria because it is used for education, commerce, governmental activities and in inter /intranational relations, among others. The teaching of English language is being faced by a lot of problems ranging from poor teaching methods, students’ weaknesses in pronunciation, poor reading abilities and bad writing, which amount to students’ poor performance. It is therefore important that the language is properly taught in order to enhance the communicative competence of students. This papers looks into the use of comics in pedagogy. Important areas highlighted include: English Language in Nigerian Schools; Oral Communication in English Language; Teachers’ Role in Enhancing English Language Teaching and Students’ Oral Competence Comics and Strategies for Using Comics to Enhance Oral Communication in English Language. Recommendations offered include: teachers should understand that oral language is at the base of literacy which involves risk taking through a willingness to confront more languages than what is presently owned. It therefore requires diligence and hard work on the teacher’s part to help students come across more words in their learning.