IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING SKILL THROUGH THEME-BASED INSTRUCTION (A Classroom Action Research at the Second Year of Science Class of SMA Muhammadiyah Wonosobo in the Academic Year of 2011/2012)

AYUNINGTYAS, PRATIKA (2013) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING SKILL THROUGH THEME-BASED INSTRUCTION (A Classroom Action Research at the Second Year of Science Class of SMA Muhammadiyah Wonosobo in the Academic Year of 2011/2012). Other thesis, UNIVERSITAS SEBELAS MARET.

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    Pratika Ayuningtyas. S891102034. “Improving Students’ Reading Skill through Theme Based Instruction” (A Classroom Action Research in the Eleventh Grade of SMA Muhammadiyah Wonosobo in the Academic Year of 2011/2012). Thesis. Surakarta. English Education Department of Graduate School, Sebelas Maret University. 2013. The first consultant: Prof. Dr. Joko Nurkamto, M.Pd. and the second consultant: Drs. Gunarso Susilohadi M, Ed This research is aimed to: 1) analyze whether the Theme-Based Instruction can improve students‘ reading skill, and 2) describe the teaching and learning process when Theme-Based Instruction is implemented. This research was conducted in SMA Muhammadiyah Wonosobo. The subject of this research is the Science 1 of Eleventh Grade Students of SMA Muhammadiyah Wonosobo in the academic year of 2011/2012. The research was done in five months from January 2012 to May 2012. This Classroom Action Research (CAR) was done in three cycles. Each cycles consisted of four steps: planning, acting, observing and reflecting. There were two data which were collected. The qualitative data were collected by doing the observation and interview. The quantitative data were collected using the pretest. The research findings show that the implementation of Theme-Based Instruction can: (1) improve students‘ reading skill. It could be seen through: a) explaining the purpose of the text, b) finding the main idea, c) finding the words meaning, d) finding the detail information, e) explaining the reference in the text, f) explaining the implicit meaning of the text and (2) build the effective teaching and learning which can be seen through: a) automaticity, b) meaningful learning, c) the anticipation of reward, d) intrinsic motivation, e) strategic investment, f) language ego, g) self-confidence, h) risk-taking, i) the language culture connection, j) the native language effect, k) interlanguage and l) communicative competence. In addition, it also could be seen from the increasing score per cycle: cycle I is 65.14, cycle II is 68.67, and cycle III is 72.43. Since the passing grade is 65, therefore, the increasing score have passed it well. Derived from the research findings, it can be concluded that the implementation of Theme-Based Instruction not only improved students‘ reading skill but also made the teaching and learning process effective. Therefore, it is recommended for the English teachers to employ Theme-Based Instruction as it can improve students‘ reading as well as the effectiveness of the teaching and learning.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Nisaa Adlia Adani
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2014 18:52
    Last Modified: 03 May 2014 18:52
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/13679

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