Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehention trough Silent Reading at the Second Year of SMP Negeri 1 Baula
1Susana, Selvi 2Udoki, Weizer 3Kadaruddin
This study was designed to improve the students’ Reading comprehension by Silent Reading at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Baula. The problem of the study was”can Silent Reading improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Baula?”. The objective of the study is to describe whether silent reading can improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Baula. The significance of the study is to improve students’ reading comprehension by silent reading, besides that is expected to give meaningful information to the teacher in teaching reading by silent reading, especially for English teacher at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Baula. There are many kinds of media that we can be used in teaching reading, but in this study, the writer applied only silent reading.
The design of the study collaborated Classroom Action Research (CAR), the writer collaborated with one of the English teachers of SMP Negeri 1 Baula. The study was conducted at the second year students of SMP Negeri 1 Baula which was registered in 2013/2014 academic year. This study was conducted in the second cycle by following the procedure of classroom action research such as preliminary study, planning, implementing, observing, analysis and reflecting. The data were collected by using observation sheet and reading test assignment which took during the implementation of the action.
The result of this study also showed that silent reading could improve students’ ability in reading at the second year of SMP Negeri 1 Baula. It could be seen from the average score was 67.9 or 63% in the first cycle. This score increased 81.3 or 100% in the second cycle. It means that the criteria of success had achieved.
Keyword: Improving, Reading and Silent Reading.