Developing Literacy Skill through Direct and Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction (DECSI) - An Action Research

Elih Sutisna Yanto, Hilmansyah Saefullah

Abstract

This study reports the findings of action research on the development of students’ literacy skill particularly through Direct and Explicit Comprehension Strategy Insctruction (DECSI) in English literature class of the English Education Program Department in Indonesia. Drawing on data of students’ reflective journals, observation and interview, empirical findings showed that the students engaged actively in text identifying, word defining, class presentation, vocabulary enforcement and reflection through Direct and Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction (DECSI). Empirical data also revealed that through role scaffolding by teachers and peer support, the student participants engaged in the discovery of English literature vocabulary by documenting unfamiliar or interesting words from their English literature readings and by exploring different meanings of vocabulary using electronic dictionaries, corpus software called BNC and skell.sketchengine.co.uk. The other research findings showed that student teachers had enhanced of being autonomous learners. The findings suggest that DECSI can be a catalyst for engaging students in post-reading tasks such as writing a summary of the English literature text and promoting language awareness and improving comprehension as well.

Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Yanto E. and Saefullah H. (2017). Developing Literacy Skill through Direct and Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction (DECSI) - An Action Research.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 110-115. DOI: 10.5220/0007162901100115


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Elih Sutisna Yanto and Hilmansyah Saefullah},
title={Developing Literacy Skill through Direct and Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction (DECSI) - An Action Research},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={110-115},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007162901100115},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Developing Literacy Skill through Direct and Explicit Comprehension Strategy Instruction (DECSI) - An Action Research
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Yanto E.
AU - Saefullah H.
PY - 2017
SP - 110
EP - 115
DO - 10.5220/0007162901100115