IMPROVING STUDENTS' VOCABULARY MASTERY BY USING WORD WEBS (A Classroom Action Research on the Third Grade of SDN Sidorejo Lor 1 Salatiga in the 2009/2010 Academic Year)

INDRAWATI, RIANA (2010) IMPROVING STUDENTS' VOCABULARY MASTERY BY USING WORD WEBS (A Classroom Action Research on the Third Grade of SDN Sidorejo Lor 1 Salatiga in the 2009/2010 Academic Year). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    This research is aimed at finding out whether word webs can improve students’ vocabulary mastery and how word webs can improve students’ vocabulary mastery at the third grade of SDN Sidorejo Lor 1 Salatiga. It also finds out the problems arising when word webbing is implemented in the classroom activity. The method used in this research is a classroom action research. The action research was conducted in two cycles, in which in the first cycle there were 4 meetings and in the second cycle there were 4 meetings. Every cycle consisted of five steps: planning the action, implementing the action, observing and monitoring the action, reflecting the observation, and revising the plan. In collecting the data, the researcher used observational technique consisting of interviews, field notes, and photographs. To analyze the qualitative data, the researcher used constant comparative method. There were four steps to analyze the data: data reduction, data classification, and data synthesis. To find the improvement of the students’ vocabulary mastery after the research implementation, the researcher conducted test. The tests were conducted before the action (pre-test) and after the action (post-test). The researcher analyzed the mean score of each test to find out the improvements of students’ vocabulary mastery after the action was conducted. The result of the research shows that word webs can improve the students’ vocabulary mastery. Implementing word webs as brainstorming, main activity, and post activity made the students actively involve in the teaching learning process. The students were eager to join all activities. Almost all students could pronounce, find word meaning, spell, and use words correctly. Implementing word webs made the students remember the vocabulary not only at the moment but also at the following meetings. Implementing word webs stimulates the students to tune in the lesson and also builds the students pre-knowledge. Then, as the main and post activity, word webs can increase their vocabulary by adding it according to the material from the teacher. The teacher led them to add their vocabulary based on the text. After the students had been familiar with the words, the teacher drilled them to pronounce, led them understand the meaning, spell, and use words in sentences. The problem faced in implementing word webs was when the students became very noisy in answering the teacher’s question. Good class management was needed, that is, asking the students to rise their hands before answering the teacher’s questions. Based on the fact above, that is, word webs can improve students’ vocabulary mastery, the researcher suggests English teachers to implement word webs in teaching vocabulary.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
    Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Budhi Kusumawardana Julio
    Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2013 19:52
    Last Modified: 14 Jul 2013 19:52
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/3909

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