The Use of Digital Story-Telling in Teaching Narrative Texts at One of the Senior High Schools in Garut
Keywords:Writing, Narrative text, Digital Storytelling
The preliminary observation showed that senior high school students struggle when they are required to create narrative texts on their own. The study seeks to investigate the effect of digital storytelling on the senior high school student's ability in writing narrative text. This study which was conducted using a quasi-experimental design involved 18 first-grade students who were assigned to join two different groups (i.e. experimental and control groups). The experimental group received the treatment by using digital storytelling, while the control group used conventional instruction. The sample was asked to take part in both the pre-test and post-tests before and after the instruction. The data were analyzed by using statistical procedures using SPSS 20. The findings showed a difference between the experimental group and the control group in writing a narrative text, where the experimental group had an increase in writing ability. The effect may stem from the features of the digital storytelling which are in the form of videos, which makes learning to produce narrative texts easier for pupils. Further research investigating the same topic in schools with complete facilities and a larger number of participants is highly recommended.