Improving Students' Reading Comprehension by Using Reciprocal Teaching at SMP YADIKA 2 Tegal Alur, Jakarta Barat

Mawar S. Hutasoit
Journal article Journal of English Teaching • October 2017 Indonesia

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Abstract

The main objective of this research was to find out whether students' reading comprehensionimproved when taught using reciprocal teaching. The research method was classroom actionresearch. The subject of this research was the 35 students of class VIII B at SMP YADIKA 2,consisted of six males and twenty nine females students. The qualitative data obtained frominterview, observation, and researcher's diary notes, while the quantitative data obtained fromthe pre – test and post – test. The result indicated that there was an improvement of students'reading comprehension. It can be seen from the mean score of the students (Pre – test: 60.21;post – test cycle 1: 74.42; and post – test cycle 2: 86.78). In addition, from the interview resultthe researcher found that the students enjoyed learning reading using reciprocal teaching. Theconclusion of the research is that reciprocal teaching technique can improve the students' readingcomprehension. It is suggested that teachers should apply reciprocal teaching as a teachingtechnique in the classroom.

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