THE USE OF RECIPROCAL TEACHING TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION (A Classroom Action Research at the Eighth Grade of SMP Negeri 19 Surakarta in 2007/2008 Academic Year)

Nugraha, Aditya (2011) THE USE OF RECIPROCAL TEACHING TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION (A Classroom Action Research at the Eighth Grade of SMP Negeri 19 Surakarta in 2007/2008 Academic Year). Other thesis, UNIVERSITAS SEBELAS MARET.

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    Abstract

    This study is based on the problem that is the low reading comprehension of the eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 19 Surakarta in the academic year of 2007/2008. It is focused to find out whether reciprocal technique can improve students’ reading comprehension or not and also identifies the phenomena taking place when teaching students’ reading comprehension by using reciprocal teaching. This classroom action research was conducted in class VIII A, from March to June 2008. The subject of this research is the students of class VIII A of SMP Negeri 19 Surakarta, in the academic year of 2007/2008. This class consists of 40 students, 16 boys and 24 girls. In this action research, the researcher is as the teacher in teaching learning process. This research used reciprocal teaching technique. The procedure of this research consists of identification, planning, action, observation, and reflection. The research is conducted in two cycles. The first cycle consists of two meetings and so does the second cycle. In collecting the data, the researcher uses qualitative and quantitative technique. The qualitative data are obtained from observation, notes, interview, and photograph. The quantitative data are supported by quantitative data that are the mean score of students’ pre test and post test. The improvement of students’ score can be seen from the differences between pre-test and post-test.The mean score of pre test improves from 5.6 to 5.8 in post test 1 and it also improves to 7.3 in post-test 2. The test result shows that there is an improvement of the students’ reading comprehension after the researcher conducted the research. The results of this research are teaching reading comprehension by using reciprocal teaching technique can improve students’ reading comprehension, increase their vocabulary, encourage them to be active, and enhance their cooperative skills. Through this technique, the students are involved in the teaching learning process. They can share their knowledge and help each other in understanding the lesson material. The students not only learn from the teacher’s explanation, but also learn from their friends who also learn the same thing. This technique provides opportunities for the students to understand the lesson material more by asking other group member without being ashamed and afraid, since the students are usually afraid to ask the difficulties to the teacher. Therefore, the teaching learning process can run well

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
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    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 21:00
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 21:00
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/6887

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