Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension through Extensive Reading Strategy at the Second Grade of SMPN 3 Kolaka
1Rosni 2Kadaruddin 3Karman
This study was designed to improve the students’ reading comprehension through extensive reading strategies at the second grade of SMPN 3 Kolaka. The problem of this study was “ how can extensive reading improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of SMPN 3 Kolaka”, The objective of the study was to find out can extensive reading improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of SMPN 3 Kolaka. The significance of the study was to get a good result of the students’ reading comprehension, and also to be information to the English teacher in improving learning and teaching process. The scope of the study was focused at the using extensive reading strategies to improve the students’ Reading Comprehension at the second grade of SMPN 3 Kolaka, beside that the genre of the text was used as the material is Narrative text.
The design of the study was collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR). It means that when implementing the study, the writer collaborated with one of the English teachers of SMPN 3 Kolaka. The subject of the study was the students of the second grade (VIII) of SMPN 3 Kolaka in the academic year of 2015/2016. The researcher conducted the study in tow cycle which consisted of preliminary study, planning, implementing, observing, data analyzing and reflecting. The data of the study were obtained from the result reading test and from observation sheet, which was taken during the implementation of the action.
In the form of the process, the students’ attitudes improved from cycle to cycle as reflected from the result of observation. The students were actively involved in the teaching-learning process. It could be proved the result of observation sheet for students. In the first cycle, the student average score was 2 means poor. It improved to be 4 means good in the second cycle.
Meanwhile, in the formed product, the improvement could be seen from the result of reading test. In the first cycle, the students’ average value was, the improvement could be seen from the result of reading test. In the first cycle the students’ average value was 62.61 in other words 9 of 21 students (42%) in the second cycle it was 79.85 or 17 of 21 students (80%).
The conclusion of the students in the teaching English in reading through extensive reading strategies can improve the students’ reading comprehension especially in reading the narrative text. Both the students and the teacher were active in process teaching and learning for student did regular practice to read by extensive reading strategies.
Keyword: Improve, Reading, Comprehension, Extensive Strategies