Improving the Students’ Mastery in Vocabulary by Using Pictures at the First Grade Of SMPN 1 Ladongi
1Purnami, Ni Made Diah 2Udoki, Weizer 3Andas, Netty Huzniati
This present study was primarily aimed to find out that using pictures can improve the students’ vocabulary mastery at the first grade of SMP Negeri 1 Ladongi. The present study was intended to answer the following research question: How can pictures improve the students’ mastery in vocabulary at the first grade of SMP Negeri 1 Ladongi? This present study used a classroom action research. The subjects of this study were 7C class. The total numbers of the subjects were 38. Based on the result of the preliminary study, it showed that the subject’s vocabulary mastery was low and needed a help. The present classroom action research was then conducted to improve the subject’s vocabulary mastery by implementing pictures. The results of the tests in each cycle showed the subject’s scores progressed significantly. Furthermore, this research also showed the subject’s positive responses toward the use of pictures in teaching vocabulary. In conclusion, the present classroom action research had proven to find out that pictures can improve the students’ vocabulary mastery at the first grade of SMP Negeri 1 Ladongi.
Keywords: Improving, Vocabulary, Mastery and Picture.