Using Flashcards Strategy to improve Students’ Understanding on Present Continuous Tense at the Second Grade of SMPs Leboea
1Arief, Nurul Aisyah 2Roslina 3Prasiska, Citra
This research was designed to Using Flashcards Strategy to improve Students’ Understanding on Present Continuous Tense at the Second Grade of SMPs Leboea. The research questions “Can flashcards improve students’ understanding on present continuous tense at the second grade of SMPS Leboea?”
The design of this research was Collaborative Classroom Action Research which was processed by setting up planning, implementation, observing, analyzing and reflecting. This study was conducted in two cycles. Each cycles contained four meetings.
The findings of this research show that flashcards strategy could improve the students’ grammar comprehension. (1) pre cycle 50; (2) cycle I 69,02 improve 83,60 in cycle II; (3) students’ observation cycle I 68,57 and cycle II improved 97,14; (4) teacher’ observation cycle I 82 and cycle II 98.
Finally, it is recommended for the English teachers to apply flashcards strategy as one of the alternatives that could be used understanding on present continuous tense.
Key Words: Present Continuous Tense, flashcard, classroom action research.