WARMING-UP ACTIVITIES USED IN TEACHING ENGLISH FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN SEKOLAH LUAR BIASA (SPECIAL SCHOOL) JAMBI

Indria Puspita, Afriani (2018) WARMING-UP ACTIVITIES USED IN TEACHING ENGLISH FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN SEKOLAH LUAR BIASA (SPECIAL SCHOOL) JAMBI. Artikel Karya Ilmiah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research is aimed to investigate the implementation of warming-up activities and the students’ responses towards those activities during English classes at Sekolah Menengah Pertama Luar Biasa (SMPLB/Special Junior High School) of Prof Dr Sri Soedewi Mascjhun Sofwan SH in Jambi. Warming-up activity is a kind of learning activity that is done to start classes. This activity is designed to be interesting and enjoyable in order to help the students to be more comfortable and to be motivated to study in the class. This research used qualitative approach. The subjects of the research were the second-grade students with intellectual disability and their English teacher at Level C of Class 9. The data were collected from in-depth interview with the teachers and classroom observation. The findings of the research showed that the teacher mostly used songs and simple conversations that usually contained jokes and question-answer activities as warming-up activities to begin his classes. Alternatively, the teacher also used drill method that was designed according to the learning topics. Classroom observations showed that the implementation of warming-up activities was responded positively by the students. The use of those particular warming-up activities for students with intellectual disability not only prepared the students to learn, but it also facilitated the teacher’s efforts to introduce new vocabularies. This approach helped the students to pronounce and to memorize the vocabulary more easily. Based on the results of this research, it can be concluded that a proper use of warming-up activities can help teacher to create more positive and encouraging classroom atmosphere that benefits students with disability. Key words: Warming-Up Activities, Students with Special Needs, Special School, Students with Intellectual Disability.

Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Warming-Up Activities, Students with Special Needs, Special School, Students with Intellectual Disability.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: AFRIANI INDRIA PUSPITA
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 00:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 00:59
URI: https://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/5001

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