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BELAJAR BAHASA INGGRIS DENGAN MENGGAMBAR

A picture is worth a thousand words. Pepatah itu mungkin sangat cocok untuk menggambarkan pembelajaran pagi ini. Goresan-goresan tinta pada sobekan buku tulis siswa memberi spectrum pembelajaran yang lain. Permainan ini tidak saja berasa baru bagi siswa, namun juga bagi penulis. Ditengah labil pembelajaran yang sangat monoton dan cenderung menjurus pada salah satu gaya belajar/mengajar, siswa mendapatkan cara belajar yang lebih ramah otak. Dikatakan ramah otak karena siswa tidak hanya diajarai seabrek pengetahuan melalui hapalan semata. Siswa diajak untuk berimajinasi dan melakukan rekonstruksi pembelajarannya sendiri.

Mula-mula siswa menjadi begitu heran saat saya minta untuk menggambar apa yang di dengarnya dalam sesi listening kala itu. Tak jarang dari mereka berseloroh “ bahasa inggris kok pakek gambar segala sih?”. Namun, setelah mereka “ngeh”, justru berbalik arah dan bersemangat sekali untuk segera melakukannya. Mungkin pembaca sudah pernah melakukan kegiatan semacam ini. Dengan penyebutan yang berbeda-beda.

Pertama kali saya melakukannya saat mengunjungi sebuah sekolah dasar di Jepang. Di sekolah itu, para siswa membacakan sebuah cerita (narrative) dan memintaku menggambarkan apa yang diceritakan. Alhasil, gambaran compang-camping itu sangat membantu sekali sesaat setelah siswa tersebut meminta untuk menceritakan kembali berdasar gambar yang telah kubuat.

Nah, pengalaman itulah yang menjadi sumber inspirasi pembelajarn pagi itu. Tidak banyak bahan dan alat yang kita gunakan. Cukup selembar kertas, alat tulis. Syukur-syukur kalau ada tape recorder/vcd player yang bisa digunakan untuk kegiatan listening. Anda juga bisa mengunduh podcast yang sesuai dan kemudian diperdengarkan pada siswa. Bacalah atau perdengarkanlah cerita tersebut secara runtut. Beri kesempatan siswa untuk menterjemahkan kalimat demi kalimat dalam bentuk gambar sebagaimana mereka pahami.

Ulangi 2-3 kali untuk memudahkan siswa memahami dan menterjemahkan isi cerita melalui gambar.
Hal menarik yang saya temui dalam pembelajaran ini adalah bahwa siswa lebih mudah memahami alur cerita dengan bantuan gambar. Visualisasi yang dilakukan mendorongnya me recall semua kosakata yang dimiliki. Secara otomatis, mereka diddorong memanfaatkan tabungan lexis yang dimilikinya selama ini. Akhirnya kosakata baru benar-benar digunakan dalam konteks yang sesuai.

Sumber: http://guraru.org/guru-berbagi/belajar-bahasa-inggris-dengan-menggambar

Dari hasil gambaran tersebut, kita bisa mengeksplorasi siswa dengan mendorongnya untuk menceritakan kembali isi cerita dengan bahasa mereka sendiri. Disini siswa akan memahami dan menggunakan lexis barunya dalam menyusun kalimat , berkomunikasi dengan guru. Dan yang lebih penting, siswa bisa memahami generic structure dari text yang dipelajarinya. Selamat mencoba


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Why is Storytelling Important?

Did you still remember when your Mom or Dad do storytelling to you?Yups it’s happen long long ago.Or you have just done for your children? Hmmm it’s really good activity before your children going to bed. Go on ! Because it is good habit. There are some reasons why storytelling is important for our children.

Storytelling has been an art form and a communication system long before written language. Stories are often shared around a campfire, at bedtime or during sparetime. They are often about the history, migration from region to region, heroes, friends, ‘duppies’ and the past

Stories are media through which children were educated. They will learn in great detail what they need to know in order to survive and improve their lives. So we must be as a good Storyteller for our children.

As you tell the story you can watch children exppression. When they listen story to those told by others, their listening skill are develop. Children expressions vary during storytelling. When you tell a story without using a book or pictures a child uses his/her imagination to identify the characters. Children learn what stories are and are likely to start telling them, too. They enjoy recalling their own experiences so that they can tell stories they have heard over and over.

There are some suggestions for Parents

¨ Since storytelling begins with listening, parents can help their children get started by reading them interesting books. Most public libraries have large collection of picture books that are suitable for pre-schoolers; if possible you can take an half hour to select one you really like. Children’s librarian can be very helpful in suggesting particular authors and illustrations.

¨ In choosing books for your child, think about the following; how the book is illustrated, children enjoy looking at pictures more than words. They enjoy beauty, humor and fantasy. Avoid books that are overstylized.

¨ Choose a book that captures your child’s interest and which is easy to follow.

¨ Don’t be overconcerned with educational value. Any story that your child enjoys is educationally valid.

¨ Does the story have emotional appeal?

¨ Children tune into the sound of the language as well as its meaning. Be especially wary of books that are marked “easy reading” they may be easy to read, but very dull to listen to.

¨ Does the book appeal you? When you read a book to your child that you really like, the chances are very good that you child will like it too.

Happy storytelling.


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Some examples of sentences

I don’t understand “Don’t make me instead of anyone”.

“Rana as well as his friends went there, didn’t they?”

His aim is to discourage readers from doing likewise (from doing the same as himself).

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“Just as the right words make the sentences more coherent, they also add to the meaning (or meaningfulness) of the conversation”.

Can you suggest any spoken English software?”