Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension Though Questioning Strategy at the Second Grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka
The purpose of this study was to find out the way that Questioning strategy can improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka. The problem of this study was “how can Questioning strategy improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka?”. The subject this thesis was class VIII D consist 20 students. This study applied Collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR), the writer collaborated with the English teacher of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka. This writer was conducted in two cycles. There were four meetings in the cycle one and cycle two. The writer collected data by using study instruments, they were: reading test and observation sheets. The students’ observation sheet used an affective and psychomotor sheets.
The result of this study was found that the mean score of students’ reading test in first cycle was 68,75 and the percentage of students’ success was 55%. There were only 11 students of 20 students could get ≥70. This score improved to be 75,25 or there were 17 students of 20 students ≥70 and the percentage of students’ success was 85% in second cycle. Meanwhile, in the form of process, the students’ attitudes improved from time to time. It can be proved from the result of the observation sheet from students. The students’ affective score in first cycle were 40% students got the category of very good improved to be 85% students got category of very good in the second cycle. The students’ psychomotor score in the first cycle were 20% students got the category of very good improved to be 70% students got the category of very good in second cycle. It can be concluded that the implementation of Questioning strategy could improve the students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of SMP Negeri