DEVELOPING JAVANESE FOLKTALE “DEWI LANJAR” AS NARRATIVE TEXT MATERIAL TO IMPROVE CRITICAL READING ABILITY OF STUDENT OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 TIRTO
The goal of this research was to develop a folktale as a narrative material for students in Junior High School 1 Tirto in order to improve their critical reading abilities. To achieve the objectives, this research used Research and Development approach. The development procedure in this study by Borg and Gall did not used all the steps and only used small-scale product testing in the form of content validation by experts. This research used data collecting in the form of a questionnaire study in the form of learning needs, with research subjects consisting of ninth grade students at Junior High School 1 Tirto. The result of this research was a narrative text product in the form of local folktale entitled the story of Dewi Lanjar which comes from the city of Pekalongan. The narrative text that has been developed can be used for the learning process in the classroom. Based on validation from experts, the narrative text that has been developed is also in accordance with the curriculum because it has all the criteria in the narrative text, and the language used in the narrative text is easily understood by students. In addition, it can also introduce the culture and life of the local community of Pekalongan to students.
Keywords : folktale, critical reading, narrative text