THE USE OF “FIRE COMING OUT OF A MONKEY’S HEAD” SONG AS A MEDIUM TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN LEARNING VOCABULARY ITEMS OF NARRATIVE TEXT

Yosie Syahfitra , A. 2201409043 (2014) THE USE OF “FIRE COMING OUT OF A MONKEY’S HEAD” SONG AS A MEDIUM TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN LEARNING VOCABULARY ITEMS OF NARRATIVE TEXT. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    The objectives of the study are to find out the profile of student’ performance on vocabulary items related to a narrative text and to find out whether “Fire Coming Out of A Monkey’s Head” song can be useful to improve students’ motivation in learning vocabulary of a narrative text or not. The subject of this study was the 8th grade students of SMP Negeri 22 Semarang in the academic year 2012/2013. The writer took 30 students of 8A class as the subject of treatments. To get the empirical data for the findings, the writer conducted a classroom action research which was carried out through a pre-cycle 1 test, cycle 1 and cycle 1 test, cycle 2 and final cycle 2 test, motivation rubric and a questionnaire. The writer also provided some field notes as the supportive data in this research. On the other hand, the questionnaire was used to answer how “Fire Coming Out of a Monkey’s Head” song influences students’ vocabulary understanding and motivation. The score of their pre-cycle 1 test to final cycle 2 test was very good. It had an excellent improvement from 36.25% to 90.91%. It had shown that there were some improvements during the process of cycle 1 to cycle 2. Their questionnaire and motivation rubric results were also good. It proved that “Fire Coming Out of a Monkey’s Head” song could improve their motivation toward vocabulary learning. The writer concludes that listening to English song is a cheap and effective way to improve students’ vocabulary understanding and student’s motivation. By using song, teacher can improve the students’ other skills as well, such as listening, or grammar. “Fire Coming Out of a Monkey’s Head” song is only one of the alternative media in teaching vocabulary. Actually, there are still a lot of media that can be used. However, using “Fire Coming Out of a Monkey’s Head” song helps the teacher to find out the attractive way to teach vocabulary and gives opportunities to the students to improve their understanding toward English. It is also a good opportunity to introduce them that learning English is very fun.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivation, Vocabulary, “Fire Coming Out of a Monkey’s Head” Song,Narrative Text, Medium.
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: S.Kom Heru Setyanto
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 09:48
    Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 09:48

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