The Concept of School Literacy Movement Through Reading Time at SMPN 19 Pontianak

Nina Englis


Getting pleasure as one of the reasons why people read leads the implementation of extensive reading approach. Extensive reading involves students in reading large quantities of books at the appropriate level for them. The primary goal of extensive reading is reading in order to gain information and to enjoy texts. Reading time is a practice carried out by the school to support literacy movement at SMP Negeri 19 Pontianak. The program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after praying. The students are provided with 15 minutes of reading any books at school. The students bring books from their house, and each reading time students have to report to the class teacher the results of their reading. At the end of each semester the class teacher reports to the headmaster. The aim of this article is to analyze literacy movement to improve literacy culture at SMPN 19 Pontianak. This research used qualitative descriptive study. The result is literacy movement is at the stage of habituation literacy movement that is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a time allocation of 15 minutes.

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