The Use of Picture Dictionary to Improve Elementary School Students’ Reading Skill (An Action Research of the Fifth Grade Students of SDN 2 Gempolsewu in the Academic Year of 2010/2011)

Ika Aprilia Puji Rahayu , 2201407023 (2011) The Use of Picture Dictionary to Improve Elementary School Students’ Reading Skill (An Action Research of the Fifth Grade Students of SDN 2 Gempolsewu in the Academic Year of 2010/2011). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    This study was aimed to find out how well picture dictionary gave contribution in teaching reading for the fifth grade of elementary school students and to find out how the students’ improvement after using picture dictionary. An action research was conducted to achieve the objectives of the study. The subject of the study was the 40 fifth graders of SD N 2 Gempolsewu, Kab. Kendal, in the academic year of 2010/2011. Two cycles were conducted in this action research and each cycle consisted of three meetings. Thus, there were six meetings during the action research. Pre-test was conducted in the first meeting. Picture dictionary was applied in the second and fourth meeting as the treatments with the different topic. The assessment was given at the end of each treatment, while the post-test was conducted in the last meeting. In addition, the writer used questionnaires filled by the students to get their responses in using picture dictionary media in learning reading. The result of this study shows that picture dictionary gives a good contribution in teaching reading. Moreover, the students’ understanding of learning reading are improve after they were given the treatments. In details, the result of the pre-test (58.725), assessment in cycle 1 (64.25), assessment in cycle 2 (77.25) and post-test (83). Then, Based on the questionnaire result, the students’ responses during the lesson are very good. It means that the students are easily motivated in learning reading using picture dictionary. Based on the result of the study, the writer concluded that the use of picture dictionary in teaching reading gave a good contribution to the students’ ability in reading. Knowing the result, the writer suggested that picture dictionary can be an alternative media for teachers in teaching reading.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Picture Dictionary, Elementary School Students, Reading Skill, English
    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: eko handoyo perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 23:39
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 01:22

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