INVESTIGATING TEACHERS’ TECHNIQUES IN TEACHING READING
TO RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Maya Ayuandika Maradani
There are several techniques of teaching reading that teachers can use to teach their students. However, the techniques should properly used and adjusted depend on the students’ level and background knowledge. In order to teach English for young learners, especially when teaching reading to elementary school students in rural areas teachers should use appropriate techniques. Differences in level of study, information, and educational background knowledge of the students become the reason for teachers to select and use the good techniques. This study aimed to describe the techniques of teaching reading in rural elementary schools located in Kecamatan Suruh. The research participants were five English teachers from five different schools in Kecamatan Suruh. The data were collected using an observation and a semi-structured interview. The results of this study show four different techniques used by the teachers in teaching reading to their students. The reasons for using the techniques were also presented in this study.