THE USE OF PUPPETS AS TEACHING MEDIA TO TEACH CONVERSATION FOR YOUNG LEARNERS (An Action Research of the Sixth Grade Students of SDN 4 MODEL ISLAM GUBUG GROBOGAN in the Academic Year of 2008/2009)

AMALIA HAYATI , 2201405687 (2007) THE USE OF PUPPETS AS TEACHING MEDIA TO TEACH CONVERSATION FOR YOUNG LEARNERS (An Action Research of the Sixth Grade Students of SDN 4 MODEL ISLAM GUBUG GROBOGAN in the Academic Year of 2008/2009). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    The topic of this action research is the use of puppets as teaching media to teach conversation for young learners-an action research of the sixth grade students of SDN 4 Model Islam Gubug Grobogan in the academic year 2008/2009. The writer took the whole students of class VI as the subject of the research. There were 19 students (6 boys and 13 girls). It was conducted on 3rd until 31st March 2009. In this study, the writer limited the discussion by stating the problem: How well do puppets give contribution to teach conversation for young learners? The objective of this study was to find out how well puppets give contribution to teach conversation for young learners. The conversation test was used for obtaining data from the students. The rating scale that was used was Students Oral Language Observation Matrix from The English Language Learners Knowledge Base. Besides, the questionnaire was also given to support the data. In the first activity, the writer gave a prequestionnaire in order to find out the specific problem in conversation. The second activity was a pre-test. Then, the third and the fourth activities were cycle I/treatment I and cycle II/treatment II. In the last activity, the students were given a post-test and a questionnaire sheet. The result of the students’ progress during the teaching and learning process by using puppets was good. The students’ achievement increased from the second meeting to the last. The students’ result were (56, 63%) in the pre-test: (61, 68%) in the first cycle; (69, 68%) in the second cycle; and (74, 52%) in the posttest. Therefore, the result of the students’ achievement from pre-test to post-test increased 17, 89%. Additional data was collected through questionnaires, it can be seen that most students chose to use the puppets because it made them feel happy and it could improve their enthusiasm and confidence to do the conversation in daily life. Based on the result the writer concludes that the use of puppets could be applied in improving the students’ skill in conversation. Moreover, from the questionnaire it can be seen that the students become more active and interested in the teaching learning process using puppets.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Puppets, Media, Conversation, Young Learners
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: dwi perpus unnes
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 01:02
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 00:49

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