Andi Susilo, dkk(1*)
(1) STAIN Ponorogo
(*) Corresponding Author
DOI : 10.21154/kodifikasia.v7i1.781


This study was aimed at investigating the extent to which the lecturer employed strategy and occupied effective classroom language to assist students’ schemata activation on Extensive Reading class at English Department­STAIN Ponorogo. To meet with the objectives, qualita­tive case study formed the methodological basis of this present research involving an extensive reading lecturer as the research subject with one
of her respective classes consisted of 32 students of fourth semester. The data were derived from lecturer’s utterances (verbal) and body lan­guage (nonverbal). Those data were obtained from the transcripts of the recorded lecturer’s utterances during two periods of meeting, and note­taking taken from observations and interviews. The results revealed that the lecturer used to employ questioning technique to activate students’ schemata. Various strategies were predominantly occupied in lecturer’s questioning behaviors to engage students in question­answer activities, such as probing, redirecting and reinforcement. Generally, those strate­gies were observed not only to provide motivation and focus students’ at­tention towards the topic being discussed, but also to give a wide chance of opportunity for them to recall their prior knowledge and ease them to predict the content of reading texts they were going to read. Besides, the language the lecturer used under this investigation was fairly fulfilled the requirements to be communicative as some communicative features of talks were utilized properly, such as referential questions, content feed­
back, and speech modification to optimize students’ participation and performance in the process of reading.


schemata, pre­reading activity, reading comprehension, questioning technique, teacher language

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