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A. Pendahuluan

Sebagaimana yang sudah kita ketahui bersama bahwa pembelajaran bahasa Inggris untuk SMA di Indonesia, sejak  Standar Isi diberlakukan, menggunakan pendekatan berbasis jenis teks (Genre Based Approach). Pendekatan ini menuntut guru bahasa Inggris SMA untuk belajar kembali tentang berbagai jenis teks yang akan diajarkan. Halaman ini berisi rangkuman berbagai materi mengenai jenis-jenis teks; tujuan komunikasi, struktur dan ciri-ciri kebahasaannya. Materi kami ambil dari berbagai sumber.

B. Categories of Text Types

Literary Text
Factual Text
  • Narrative
  • Literary Recount
  • Observation
  • Literary description
  • Personal Response
  • Review
  • Factual description
  • Information report
  • Procedure
  • Procedural recount
  • Factual recount
  • Explanation
  • Exposition
  • Discussion

C. Description of Factual Text Types

Text Type Purpose Features
Factual Description Describe living, nonliving or natural phenonema
(Describes something or someone)
Introductory paragraph about subject
Series of paragraphs describing different aspects of subject
Optional concluding paragraph
e.g. Texts in information books
Information Report Classify and describe general classes of phenonema
(Describes a class of things)
Opening general definition or classification
Sequence of related statements about topic
Concluding statement
e.g. text books
Procedure To instruct how things are done through a series of steps
(Tells how to do something)
Opening statement of goal or aim
Materials required are listed in order of use
Series of steps listed in chronological order eg recipe
Procedural Recount Record steps taken to achieve a goal or outcome
(Tells how something was achieved)
How things were made
To recount in sequential order the steps taken to achieve a particular goal/outcome after doing a procedure.
e.g scientific experiment
Factual Recount Retell a series of events in the order they occurred
(Tells what happened)
Orientation – background information about who, where and when
Series of events in chronological order
A personal comment
e.g. Historical report
Explanation To explain scientifically how technologically and why natural phenomena came into being
(Explains how things happen and why they are as they are)
A general statement
Series of paragraphs explaining how or why
Series of events in chronological order
Concluding statement
Exposition To argue a case for or against a point of view about an an issue
(Argues a point of view)
Point of view is stated
Justifications of arguments presented in logical order
Summing up of argument and reinforcement of point of view
Discussion To present issues for more than one perspective and make recommendations based on evidence
(Discusses different points of view and makes a judgement)
statement of the issue and a preview of the main points
arguments for and supporting evidence
arguments against and supporting evidence (alternatively argument/counter argument a point at a time)
recommendation – summary and conclusion
Sumber: Senior Resource Centre
Text Types Social Purpose


Grammatical Features
Report To give generalised information about an entire class of things. General Statement


Use of general nouns, relating verbs

Use of adjectives: quantity, factual; and classifying

Repeated naming of the topic as theme

Adverbials: place and manner

Present/ simple tense

Exposition Persuasive texts that argue a care for or against a particular point of view. Background

Series of Argument

Reinforcement of Position


Technical nouns

Sensing verbs

Varying degrees of modality and textual theme

Recount Record the steps taken to carry out an investigation., Aim

Record of Events


Use of particular nouns

Action verbs

References and expressions to time

Expression of cause and effect

Explanation To explain scientifically how technological and natural phenomena come into being. Identification

Explanation sequence.

Nouns: General, abstract, technical, non human

Adjectival: factual and classifying

Action verbs

Time and casual conjunctions

Passive voice and nominalisation

Procedure Tell hot to do or make something by giving a sequence of steps to follow. Goal of activity



Action verbs



Dependent clauses

Referensi tentang text types:

D.  How to teach text types

How to Teach Text Types by Rudi Hartono, SS, M.Pd

How to teach information text

How to teach instructional text

Posters of text types

English K-6 module Board of Studies NSW

Reading 1 English K-6

Reading 2 English K-6

Speaking English K-6

Writing English K-6

How to Teach Text Types

At the end of this course, the students generally are expected to be able to write texts based on the genres of writing.

At the end of this course, the students specifically are expected to:

  • To know the basic theory of the genres of texts: recount, report, analytical exposition, news item, anecdote, narration, procedure, description, hortatory exposition, explanation, discussion, review, and commentary.
  • To be able to analyze the social function, schematic structure, and significant grammatical patterns of texts.
  • To be able to write texts based on the genres.

A. Building knowledge of the field:


  • Cultural context
  • Shared experience
  • Control relevant vocabulary
  • Grammatical patterns
  • Use of visual—photographs, filmstrips, video—to build context.
  • Do activities such as cooking, going for a vacation, interviewing an informant, listening to guest speakers, etc.
  • Reconstruct and discuss activities done when back in the classroom.
  • Design activities in order to share, discuss, and argue about aspects of the topic.
  • Set language lesson focused on vocabulary or grammatical patterns.
  • Study a broad range of written texts related to the topic, such as school brochures, notes, newsletter, labels, leaflets, and enrolment forms.
  • Develop reading strategies appropriate to the texts, including predicting, skimming, scanning, or identifying the logo.

B. Modeling of Text:


  • Cultural context
  • Social function
  • Schematic structure
  • Linguistic features

Study the model text shown by the teacher or read it yourself or collectively in the references.

  • Develop an understanding of the social function and purpose of the text:
    • Why are such texts written?
    • By whom are they written and read?
    • What is the context in which they will be used?
  • Analyze the schematic structure of the text (distinguishing and labeling stages within the schematic structure of the genre).
  • Analyze the grammatical pattern or language features of the text (use of tense, technical language, specific or generic participants).

C. Joint Construction of Text:


  • Schematic structure
  • Linguistic features
  • Knowledge of field

Revise and discuss the purpose, context, and structure of genre/text.

  • Explore further field building activities where necessary.
  • Negotiate the beginning, middle and end construction of text between teacher and students, and between students, draw on shared knowledge about the genre.
  • Re-draft and edit the text, draw on shared knowledge about the genre together in groups (between teacher and students, and between students).

D. Independent Construction Text:


  • Schematic structure
  • Linguistic features
  • Knowledge of field
  • Build and develop knowledge of the field through activities such as reading, information gathering, and note taking.
  • Write your own text with appropriate schematic structure and grammatical patterns.
  • Consult with other students or with teacher regarding the appropriateness of the text.
  • Re-drafting and editing where necessary.
  • Discuss any difficulties with students or teachers in writing texts.
  • Focus on language lessons (spelling, punctuation, layout of text, handwriting).                                                (Hammond, 1992)

E. Implementing a text-based approach

Feez and Joyce (1998, 28-31) give the following description of how a text-based approach is implemented:

Phase1. Building the context

In this stage students:

• Are introduced to the social context of an authentic model of the text-type being studied

• Explore features of the general cultural context in which the text-type is used and the social purposes the text-type achieves

• Explore the immediate context of situation by investigating the register of a model text which has been selected on the basis of the course objectives and learner need

• An exploration of register involves:

Building knowledge of the topic of the model text and knowledge of the social activity in which the text is used, e.g. job seeking

Understanding the roles and relationships of the people using the text and how these are established and maintained,

e.g. the relationship between a job seeker and a prospective employer

Understanding the channel of communication being used, e.g. using the telephone, speaking face-to-face with

members of an interview panel

Phase one. Context building activities include:

•  Presenting the context through pictures, audiovisual materials, realia, excursions, field-trips, guest speakers etc

•   Establishing the social purpose through discussions or surveys etc

•   Cross cultural activities such as comparing differences in the use of the text in two cultures

•   Comparing the model text with other texts of the same or a contrasting type e.g. comparing a job interview with a complex spoken exchange involving close friends, a work colleague or a stranger in a service encounter.

Phase 2 Modelling and deconstructing the text

In this stage students:

• Investigate the structural pattern and language features of the model

• Compare the model with other examples of the same text-type

Feez and Joyce (1998) comment that “modeling and deconstruction are undertaken at both the whole text, clause and expression levels. It is at this stage that many traditional ESL language teaching activities come into their own”.

Phase 3 Joint construction of the text

In this stage:

•  Students begin to contribute to the construction of whole examples of the text-type

•  The teacher gradually reduces the contribution to text construction, as the students move closer to being able to control text-type independently

Joint construction activities include:

• Teacher questioning, discussing and editing whole class construction, then scribing onto board or OHT

•  Skeleton texts

•  Jigsaw and information gap activities

•  Small group construction of tests

• Dictogloss

• Self-assessment and peer assessment activities

Phase 4 Independent construction of the text

In this stage:

• Students work independently with the text

• Learner performances are used for achievement assessment

Independent construction activities include:

•  Listening tasks, e.g. comprehension activities in response to live or recorded material such as performing a task, sequencing pictures, numbering, ticking or underlining material on a worksheet, answering questions

•  Listening and speaking tasks, e.g. role plays, simulated or authentic dialogs

• Speaking tasks e.g. spoken presentation to class, community organization, workplace

• Reading tasks e.g. comprehension activities in response to written material such as performing a task, sequencing pictures, numbering, ticking or underlining material on a worksheet, answering questions

• Writing tasks which demand that students draft and present whole texts

Phase 5 Linking to related texts

In this stage students investigate how what they have learnt in this teaching/learning cycle can be related to:

• Other texts in the same or similar context

• Future or past cycles of teaching and learning

Activities which link the text-type to related texts include:

• Comparing the use of the text-type across different fields

• Researching other text-types used in the same field

• Role-playing what happens if the same text-type is used by people with different roles and relationships

• Comparing spoken and written modes of the same text-type

• Researching how a key language feature used in this text-type is used in other text-types

Problems with implementing a text-based approach

As can be seen from the above summary, a text-based approach focuses on the products of learning rather than the processes involved. Critics have pointed out that an emphasis on individual creativity and personal expression is missing from the TBI model which is heavily wedded to a methodology based on the study of model texts and the creation of texts based on models. Likewise critics point out that there is a danger that the approach becomes repetitive and boring over time since the five phase cycle described above is applied to the teaching of all four skills.

Sumber: Communicative Language Teaching, Jack C. Richards

10 Responses to "TextTypes"

pak saya ingin bertanya mengenai understanding statement beserta contoh-contoh kalimatnya karna saya bolum mengerti mengenai materi ini. sebelumnya saya mengicapkan banyak terimakasih.

Understanding statement di text jenis apa mbak? seingat saya yang ada opening statemen, concluding statement, general statemen gitu.

[Download] Texts Type nya pak rudi hartono 🙂

thanks you, sir for giving us a knowledge freely.

thank yo pak, i’ve download the materials from yourwebsite, especially the items for english x

wokey……it’s my pleasure to serve you

thanks ya for your kindness giving me lot free English learning

Sharing for learning, learning for sharing. Assalamu’alaikum Gus…mampir minta shodaqoh ilmu anda ni…thanks bgt dah berbagi….tidak ada kata hilang unt saling berbagi….sy jg masih blajar Nge-blog ni..semoga menjadi amal yg mendapat balasan dr Allah SWT.

pak, mau numpang tanya, buku referensi apa yang paling tepat tentang text analytical exposition? mohon bantuannya.,

maaf, saya kurang mengetahui buku referensi Asli untuk teks tersebut.

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