Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension through Reading News Strategy at the Second grade of Smk Negeri 1 Kolaka

By | November 28, 2017

Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension through Reading News Strategy at the Second grade of Smk Negeri 1 Kolaka

ABSTRACT

1Saraswati, Puspita 2Zakaria 3Hasyim, Ray Suryadi

The research was designed to improve the students’ reading comprehension through reading news strategy at the second grade of SMK Negeri 1 Kolaka. The question of the research was “How can reading news strategy improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of SMK Negeri 1 Kolaka?”.The objective of the research was to find out information whether reading news strategy can improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second year of SMK Negeri 1 Kolaka. The scope of the research was focused on teaching and learning reading through reading news strategy to improve students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of SMK Negeri 1 Kolaka. The significances of the research were giving information’s for English teacher and the students to improve their English Reading comprehension through reading news strategy.

The design of this research was Collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR). It means that, in conducting the research, the researcher collaborated with one of the English teachers of SMK Negeri 1 Kolaka. The subject of this research was class XI Tata Busana of SMK Negeri 1 Kolaka. This research was conducted in two cycles which consist of preliminary research, planning, implementing, observing, analyzing and reflecting. The result of the research showed that reading news strategy can improve the students’ reading comprehension.

The improvement can be seen from two aspects. Firstly, in the term of product, the improvement could be examined from the result of reading test. In the first cycle, the average value was 69 or 5 of 16 students (31%) achieved value equal or greater than KKM (75) and it improved become 84 or 13 of 16 students (81%) achieved value equal or greater than KKM (75) in the second cycle. Secondly, in the term of process, the students were actively involved during the teaching and learning process. It could be proved from the result of the observation sheet of the students was 6 in the first cycle and it improved become 12 in the second cycle. In observation sheet of the teacher in the first cycle was 55 and it improved become 59 in the second cycle. Both the students and teacher were actively involved in teaching and learning process.

Keywords: Reading Comprehension, Reading News Strategy, CAR