TEACHERS’ EFFORTS TO INCREASE STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN READING THROUGH LITERACY ACTIVITIES IN CLASS IV OF SIBREH PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ACEH BESAR DISTRICT
This research is based on problems regarding students' low interest in reading, because students are always lazy, students think reading is boring and many students do not understand the importance of reading books so that students rarely use books in the library or class corners to read. This study aims to determine the teacher's efforts to increase students' interest in reading through literacy activities in class IV SD Negeri Sibreh, Aceh Besar District. The research method used is qualitative research with descriptive research. The sample in this study were 15 students of class IV. Data collection techniques used are observation, interviews and questionnaires. The results showed that the teacher's efforts to increase students' interest in reading through literacy activities in class IV SD Negeri Sibreh Aceh Besar District, where the teacher always accustoms all students to reading activities 15 minutes before class begins, then develops literacy in the library or in the class corner, and provides guidance and motivation to students. Constraints in increasing student reading literacy, where when the study schedule is empty in class students prefer to play with friends rather than learning to read in the library, then due to the lack of interesting books in the library or in the corner of the class, with a large variety of books in the library, students will often visit to the library to read.
Keywords: Literacy activities, Public elementary School, Effor.