Improving the Students’ Vocabulary Achievement Through Pictures as Media at the Second Grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka
Key words: Improving, Vocabulary achievement and Picture media
This research was designed to improve the students’ vocabulary
achievement through pictures as media at the second grade of SMP Negeri 3
Kolaka. The problem of this research was “how can picture improve the students’ achievement on vocabulary at the second grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka?”. The objective of this research was to describe the data and information whether picture can improve the students’ achievement on vocabulary at the second grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka. Significance of the research to help the students to improve their vocabulary achievement, generate their idea was to be motivated to learn and to be used as a reference to teach by the teacher.
The designed of this research was Classroom Action Research (CAR). It means that this research conducted collaborated with one of the English teacher of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka. This research was conducted at the second grade students of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka which was registered in 2017/2018 academic year. This reseach was conducted in two cycle by following the procedure of classroom action research such as: preliminary of the research, planning, implementing, observing, analyzing and reflecting. The data were collected by vocabulary test and observation sheet which took during the implementation of the action.
The result of this research showed that the implementation of pictures in teaching and learning of vocabulary could improve the students vocabulary achievement. It could be seen from the average score of students improvement. In the first cycle, there were only 11 students of 23 students got score ≥ 72. Thus, the mean score was 64,47 and the percentage of students was 47,82%. In the second cycle, the mean score improved to be 77,96 and percentage of students was
78,26%.There were 18 of 23 students got score ≥ 72. Then, the result of observation sheet for the students that in the first cycle was 42,2% improved to be
68,16% in the second cycle.