THE USE OF PICTURE MATCHING GAME TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION (AN ACTION RESEARCH AT EIGHTH GRADE OF SMP NEGERI 1 TONJONG IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2013/2014)

Novita Arum Sari, 2201410104 (2015) THE USE OF PICTURE MATCHING GAME TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION (AN ACTION RESEARCH AT EIGHTH GRADE OF SMP NEGERI 1 TONJONG IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2013/2014). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    From the preliminary observation, it was found that the eighth grade students of SMP N 1 Tonjong were getting bored when learning narrative reading comprehension because the teacher does not use strategy to improve their motivation during lecturing, therefore it affected to the students‘ scores achievement in the end of the learning process which was under the KKM. Hence, the researcher conducts this research as the effort to solve the problems. This study was done to identify the implementation of Picture Matching Game in teaching reading comprehension and to show the students‘ achievement improvement in learning narrative reading comprehension. The research method in this study was action research. In the first cycle, I introduced a new teaching strategy called Picture Matching Game and used the strategy to teach reading comprehension and followed by the cycle test. The second cycle was to overcome the weaknesses occurred in the first cycle and followed by the post test. The subjects of the study were 38 students of VIII C of SMP Negeri 1 Tonjong with the consideration that the students were still facing many problems in improving their comprehension, especially in reading. The instruments in this study were reading comprehension test, questionnaire, observation check list, field notes and documentation. The data were taken from the preliminary observation, test, questionnaire and observation during the research. The way of analysing the data was qualitative approach; however, to support the findings, a simple quantification of the result will be used to provide evidence. The result of the pre- test showed the mean of the score was 71.05, in the cycle test 1 the mean of the score was 79.76, the mean score of cycle test 2 was 85.13, after the post test was done, and it was found the mean score was 91.05. The result of the action research showed that the students‘ reading comprehension and achievement in VIII C had significance improvement after the implementation of Picture Matching game as the teaching strategy. From the result, I concluded that use of Picture Matching Game effectively helps students to improve their reading comprehension. Furthermore, it is suggested to apply Picture Matching Game to improve students‘ reading skill as an alternative strategy in teaching English especially for reading comprehension

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Picture Matching Game, Reading Comprehension.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 21:29
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 21:29

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