Cornelia Cornelia(1*), Ikhsanudin Ikhsanudin(2), Surmiyati Surmiyati(3), Rahayu Apriliaswati(4), Yanti Sri Rezeki(5),

(1) Universitas Tanjungpura
(2) Universitas Tanjungpura
(3) Universitas Tanjungpura
(4) Universitas Tanjungpura
(5) Universitas Tanjungpura
(*) Corresponding Author


This study aimed to design supplementary materials in the form of an e-book based on the genre-based approach for students’ learning of writing explanatory text. It was undertaken by the development research method and ADDIE concept (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) with the exclusion of the Implement and Evaluate phases. The participants of this study were the eleventh-grade students, an English teacher at SMAN 01 Seponti, and the researcher’s supervisors. The instruments of data collection were observation, interview, document, and questionnaire. Based on need analysis results, the compulsory textbook used by the teacher was not in line with the students’ needs and interests, particularly in the explanatory text content. After the e-book was entirely designed and developed, the researcher inquired about an internal evaluation to supervisors and the English teacher. The results represent that the e-book is in the ‘very good’ category for all the criteria, namely its general appearance, layout and design, methodology, activities, language skills, language content, topic content, teachability and flexibility, and assessment, with the percentage of 93,33%, 93,33%, 93,33%, 86,67%, 93,33%, 93,33%, 93,33%, 86,67%, 80%, respectively. This shows that the e-book is feasible for the students to learn and practice their writing of the explanatory text. 


Supplementary Materials; Explanatory Text; Genre-Based Approach


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