ASSISTANCE IN TEACHING STUDENTS’ WRITING ABILITY THROUGH THE WORD INSTITUTIONAL METHOD
The ability to write Indonesian is one of the subjects that has an important role in the world of education because it supports all fields of study. Writing is one of the four aspects of language skills. Writing is a learning process from various kinds of difficulties and failures. The purpose of this research is to develop students' initial writing skills in grade 1. in this study, the researchers find problems regarding the development of students' writing in grade 1 of SDN Cihanjawar in which there are still some students who cannot write, judging from the results of students' writing. The results of interviews with the homeroom teacher also showed that only a small proportion of students who already had good writing skills from Kindergarten/PIAUD, most of them started to have the ability to write since they were in elementary school. The total research participants in this study was 32 students consisting of 19 male students and 13 female students. The method used was the participatory action research (PAR) method. The first step, which was carried out by the researcher included observation, introduction, and students’ writing check. In the second step, the researchers implemented the program to develop the students' writing by using the word institutional method that had been made. This study used observation of students' writing on the results of the study that has been done, in which it shows that: 1) the initial writing ability of class 1 students at SDN Cihanjawar, in terms of writing syllables were quite correct, although there were still some students who were not correct. 2) the ability to write simple sentences was correct, although there were still some students who were not correct in writing simple sentences.
Keywords: mentoring, initial writing, elementary students, word institutional method