Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension by Using Contextual Guessing Technique at the Second Year of SMP Negeri 1 Wundulako

By | January 22, 2018

Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension by Using Contextual Guessing Technique at the Second Year of SMP Negeri 1 Wundulako

ABSTRACT

1Risnawati 2Kadaruddin 3Karman

This thesis was designed to improve the students’ reading comprehension by using contextual guessing technique of SMP Negeri 1 Wundulako. The question of the study was “How Contextual Guessing Technique can improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Wundulako?” The objective of the study was “to improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Wundulako by using Contextual Guessing Technique”. The design of this study was collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR). It was intended to improve the students’ reading comprehension by using contextual guessing. This study was conducted from August 24th to September 17th, 2016 at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Wundulako. Based on the result of this study, it could be concluded that contextual guessing technique could improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Wundulako.

The improvement can be seen from two aspects, process and product. Firstly, it the form of product, the students’ average value was 61.34 in the first cycle, there were 12 of 26 students (46.16%) achieved the criteria for success. It improved to be 84.02 in the second cycle, there were 20 of 26 students (76.97%) achieved the criteria for success. It means the result had achieved the criteria of success that the students got the value greater than or equal 75. Secondly, in the form of the process, the students were actively involved in teaching and learning process. It can be seen from the result of the analysis of observation sheet in the first cycle was 2.27 and it improved to be 4.23 in the second cycle.

Keywords: Reading Comprehension, Contextual Guessing Technique, CAR.