THE USE OF JAZZ CHANTS TO IMPROVE YOUNG LEARNERS’ MASTERY OF BODY PARTS VOCABULARY An Action Research at 5 th Graders of SDN Sekaran 02, Gunungpati- Semarang in the Academic Year of 2014/2015

Muhammad Jona Lumintu, 2201410143 (2015) THE USE OF JAZZ CHANTS TO IMPROVE YOUNG LEARNERS’ MASTERY OF BODY PARTS VOCABULARY An Action Research at 5 th Graders of SDN Sekaran 02, Gunungpati- Semarang in the Academic Year of 2014/2015. Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    This is a classroom action research aiming to find out how useful Jazz Chants in helping young learners improve their mastery of body parts vocabulary. Based on the previous study, the research findings suggested that Jazz Chants have been effective in teaching speaking and listening for seventh grade and I wanted to find out whether this research yields similar results. The subjects of this study were 22 fifth graders of SDN Sekaran 02 in the academic year of 2014/2015. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, this research consists of two cycles. The first cycle used repetition strategy and the second cycle used game strategy. The research design was adopted from Kemmis and Taggart design (1988). The research covered six meetings; in which each meeting lasted for 2X35 minutes. The research started by giving pre-test, treatment of cycle 1, cycle-1 test, treatment of cycle 2, cycle-2 test, post-test, and filling questionnaire. Jazz Chants is “a rhythmic presentation of natural language, linking the rhythms of spoken American English to the rhythms of traditional American Jazz” (Graham, 2006). Jazz Chant is different from nursery rhymes or songs that distort the spoken language for poetic effect. Thus, jazz Chants can be constructed by anyone and anywhere easily. From the qualitative data analysis, there was significant improvement of young learners‟ participation, attention, interaction, and response during the lesson. All of young learners participated actively during the lesson, some of them wanted to come in front of the class in group to practice singing the Jazz Chants. Furthermore, those qualitative data was also supported by quantitative data that are the mean score of pre-test and post-test. The mean score of pre-test was 16.05 meanwhile the post-test was 58.77. Thus, it can be said that there was an improvement of young learners‟ mastery of body parts vocabulary for about 42.54 points. Based on the result, it can be concluded that Jazz Chants can be used as one of media in teaching English body parts vocabulary for young learners. Thus, I suggest applying Jazz Chants in English teaching learning, especially in teaching vocabulary.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Jazz Chants, Improve, Young Learners, Body Parts Vocabulary.
    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 21:47
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 21:47

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