• Nanda Kania Meitri Universitas Pekalongan
  • Dwi Ario Fajar Universitas Pekalongan
  • M. Fajru Sidqi Universitas Pekalongan
Keywords: Writing, ELT, Short movie, Formative Assessment, Recount Text


This research has aimed to know student ability the writing skill using short movie of students of X of MA Salafiyah in academic years 2019/2020. The problem was that they had low writing ability. Short movie is the one of media that can be used in teaching writing. This media has the characteristic which can be seen and heard at a same time. Through movie, students can built and develop their imagination in writing a good text. Besides, this media can motivate students to learn writing on recount text. The formulation of the research problems were: 1) How is the use “Snack Attact” as short movie for writing formative assesment on recount text? 2) How is the student’s achievement in formative assesment of writing in recount text? The purpose of this research were: 1) To finding out the process of students’ achievement in writing skill. 2) To discovering students’ responses to the use of short movie in achievement writing skill. The research method included: 1) the research design used in this research was descriptive qualitative. 2) The population of this research was the tenth grade students of MA Salafiyah in academic years 2019/2020. 3) The samples were tenth grade class consist of 18 students, they are 8 males and 10 females of tenth grade of MA Salafiyah Pekalongan in the academic year of 2019/2020. 4) The research instrument which was used to collect the data were test and interview. Based on the achievement interview and test, the result of the study about students’ ability in writing English using short movie helped them to supporting their skill, pronunciation, grammar and given them learned new vocabulary.