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TEACHING WRITING NEWS ITEM TEXT THROUGH DOCUMENTARY VIDEO



TEACHING WRITING NEWS ITEM TEXT THROUGH DOCUMENTARY VIDEO
CHAPTER I 
INTRODUCTION
 A.  Background of Study 
People as a part of social life can not be separated from their community. Language  has  an  essential  role  as  a  media  for  communication.  Hornby  defines language  as  the  system  of  communication  in  speech  and  writing  that  is  used  by people of a particular country. Communication  is  understanding and expressing  information,  ideas,  feeling,  and  improving  knowledge,  technology,  and  culture.
English as an international language enables people all around the world to cope  each others and create harmonious life.  In  Indonesia,  English  is  very  important  and  get  special  attention  to  be  learnt.  English  is  taught  not  only  for  adult  but  also  in  formal  school  such  as  kindergarten,  elementary 
school,  junior  high  school,  senior  high  school  and  vocational  school.  The  main  aim  of  teaching  English  is  to  make  it  as  an  easy  learn language and they can use it as well as Indonesian.
Indonesian  learners  who  want  to  be  master  of  English  should  learn  and  comprehend  all  aspects.  There  are  four  major  skills  such  as  listening  and speaking, reading and writing. Writing is one way to communicate in English by  expressing  the  ideas  through  organizing  our  thought  into  good  arrangement  of  written  text.  Olshtain  stated  that  viewing  writing  as  an  act  of  communication suggests  an  interactive  process  which  takes  place  between  the  writer  and  the  reader via text.
According  to  the  statement  above,  it  is  said  that  written  text  is  able  to present  an  act  of  communication  which  can  be  easily  understood  and  involved the  writer  and  the  readers.  Writing  skill  should  be  taught  in  order  to  produce  a high quality written text which can convey the content through  informal  literacy such  as  short  functional  text,  monologue,  and  essay  in  the  form  of  procedure,



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