Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Improving Reading Habits of Students Through Geulis Trees in 7th Ciamis State Primary School

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296228,
        author={Dewi  Ariyani and Ellen  Prima},
        title={Improving Reading Habits of Students Through Geulis Trees in 7th Ciamis State Primary School},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISLLCE},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={school literacy movements reading habits geulis tree},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296228}
    }
    
  • Dewi Ariyani
    Ellen Prima
    Year: 2020
    Improving Reading Habits of Students Through Geulis Trees in 7th Ciamis State Primary School
    ISLLCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296228
Dewi Ariyani1,*, Ellen Prima1
  • 1: IAIN Purwokerto, East Java, Indonesia
*Contact email: dewi@iainpurwokerto.ac.id

Abstract

In the 4.0 industrial revolution, reading is part of basic literacy. Since 2016, 7th Ciamis State Primary School has launched a school literacy movements program. In improving reading habits, the School has a media called the Geulis Tree. The purpose of this study was to find out how the application of the Geulis Tree to improve the reading habits of 7th Ciamis State Primary School students. The method of research is descriptive qualitative. The subjects of this study were students in grades 4, 5, and 6 of the 7th Ciamis State Primary School. Data collected through observation and interviews. The results showed that the Geulis Tree effective in improving reading habits in students. As many as 80% of students in grades 4, 5, and 6 successfully achieved the target of reading 24 books in 10 months. Geulis Tree, as a medium, enhances the habit of students gaining support from several habituation models. Consists of programmed and unprogrammed habituation activities. The programmed activities are carried out through spontaneous and exemplary activities. All teachers and the school community play as role models for students. Besides, students' parents supervise students reading at home. The school environment is vital in improving students' reading habits.