Improving the Students’ Ability in Reading Descriptive Text through Student Team Achievement Division Method at the first Grade of SMP 1 Kolaka
1Marwah 2Kadaruddin 3Roslina
This research was designed to improve the students’ reading ability through STAD at the first grade of SMPN 1 Kolaka. The question of the study was “ How can STAD improve the students’ ability in reading comprehension at the first grade of SMP 1 Kolaka?”, The object of the study was to found out Student Team Achievement Division can improve the students’ reading ability at the first grade ofSMP 1 Kolaka. The significance of the research were to get a good result of the students’ reading ability, and also to be an information to the English teacher in improving teaching and learning process. The scope of the research focused at the using Student Team Achievement Division method improved the students’ Reading ability at the first grade of SMPN 1 Kolaka, beside that the genre of the text was use as the material was descriptive. The design of the research was Classroom Action Research (CAR). It means that when implementing the research, the researcher collaborated with one of the English teachers of SMPN 1 Kolaka. The subject of the research was the students’ of the first grade (VII) of SMP 1 Kolaka academic 2016/2017. The researcher conducted the research in two cycles consisted of preliminary study, planning, implementing, observing, data analyzing and reflecting. The data of the research were obtained from the result reading test and from observation sheet, which were taken during the implementation of the action. In the form of the process, the students’ attitudes improved cycle to cycle as reflected from the result of observation. The student was actively involved during the teaching learning process. It could be proved the result of observation sheet for students’. In the first cycle the students’ average score was 2 means poor it improved to be 3 means good in the second cycle. Meanwhile, in the form product, the improvement could be seen form the result of reading test. In the first cycle the students’ average value was 60,8. In other word 8 of 23 students’ (34%) reached the criteria of success that was 70 of the students’ got the average value of 60,8. It improved become in the second cycle, in other word, 20 of 23 students’ (87%) reached thecriteria of success that was 70 of the students got the average value of 72,3.
Keywords: Reading , STAD, Classroom Action Research.