IMPROVING FIFTH GRADERS’ PRONUNCIATION OF “TH” BY USING TONGUE TWISTERS (A Classroom Action Research at Fifth Graders of SDN Mojoagung 01, Trangkil-Pati in the Academic Year of 2014/2015)

Tri Iryani , 2201410156 (2015) IMPROVING FIFTH GRADERS’ PRONUNCIATION OF “TH” BY USING TONGUE TWISTERS (A Classroom Action Research at Fifth Graders of SDN Mojoagung 01, Trangkil-Pati 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 at finding out how effective Tongue Twisters in helping fifth graders improve their pronunciation of /ð/ and /θ/. Based on the observation, I found that one of students’ problems in learning English was pronunciation and one of useful methods in teaching pronunciation is by providing oral exercises. The participants of the research were 23 fifth graders of SDN Mojoagung 01 Trangkil-Pati in the academic year of 2014/2015. The method for collecting data in this research was mixed-method using both quantitative and qualitative data. The instruments used in this research were test (students’ oral performance), field note, and questionnaire. The research design was adopting Kemmis and Taggart design (1988). This research contained two cycles. The cycles covered seven meetings; in which each meeting lasted for 2x35 minutes. The activities done in this research were pre-test, treatments (1 and 2), quizzes (1 and 2), post-test, and followed by filling questionnaire. From the data calculation and analysis, the mean score for pre-test was 35.87 meanwhile the post-test was 56.96. Thus, the students’ pronunciation was improved by 21.09 points (58.80%). The quizzes mean score were 47.61 for quiz 1 and 55 for quiz 2. Furthermore, students’ attitude and participation were also assessed. The attitude and participation were gradually improved. Based on the result, it can be concluded that Tongue Twisters were well accepted by students and significantly improved their pronunciation of /ð/ and /θ/. Thus, I suggest applying tongue twisters in English teaching learning, especially as an oral exercise in pronunciation.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tongue Twisters, improve, fifth graders, pronunciation.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures > PI1 Indonesia
    P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 05:07
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 05:44

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