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THE USE OF PAIRED STORY TELLING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION (A Classroom Action Research of the Second Grade Students of SMPN 09 Salatiga in the Academic Year of 2012/2013)
Tahun 2013
Penulis ULIL HIDAYAH
Pembimbing MASLIHATUL UMAMI, S.PdI, M.A
Subyek PENDIDIKAN BAHASA INGGRIS
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Keywords: reading comprehension; paired story telling technique; This research is aimed to improve the students’ reading comprehension through Paired Story Telling technique. This research analyze how the procedure of the use of Paired Story Telling technique to improve the students’ reading comprehension, whether the use of Paired Story Telling technique can improve the students’ reading comprehension, and how far the implementation of the students’ reading comprehension of students of the second grade of SMPN 9 SALATIGA 2012 through Paired Story Telling technique. This research was conducted in SMPN 9 SALATIGA Jl. Pemuda No 7-9 Salatiga. Thirty four students of the second grade of SMPN 9 SALATIGA 2012 were instructed through Paired Story Telling technique to improve their reading comprehension. The methodology of this research used Classroom Action Research (CAR). There were three cycles to give the students more opportunities to improve their understanding about how to reconstruct and comprehend the passage well and effectively in pairs. The results show that the students’ reading comprehension improves significantly. The T-calculation results shows that the T-calculation of cycle I is 5, 95, cycle II is 3, 28, and cycle III is 4, 2. This technique uses the students’ cognitive skill to reconstruct the text that they have read. This technique can help the students to remember the information and the details of the text and to reconstruct the passage. In the implementation of Paired Story Telling technique, the students could enrich their vocabularies and be confident to reconstruct the text that has been read or listened. They also performed their understanding with good connecting the information to another details. Based on the results, the research recommends using Paired Story Telling technique in reading comprehension.