IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH NUMBER HEADS TOGETHER TECHNIQUE (A Classroom Action Research at the Eight Grade of SMP PGRI 2 Ajibarang in Academic Year 2012/2013)

KURNIAWAN, HANGGA PRATAMA (2013) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH NUMBER HEADS TOGETHER TECHNIQUE (A Classroom Action Research at the Eight Grade of SMP PGRI 2 Ajibarang in Academic Year 2012/2013). Bachelor thesis, UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH PURWOKERTO.

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Abstract

This research aimed to improve the students‟ reading comprehension using Number Heads Together technique. It used Classroom Action Research, which was conducted at VIII B Grade of SMP PGRI 2 Ajibarang in Academic Year 2012/2013 as the subject of the research. The numbers of the students were 30 students comprised of 13 males and 17 females. This study was done from October 2012 until February 2013. The writer worked collaboratively with the English teacher in the class. The Classroom Action Research was carried out based on the Kemmis and Mc. Taggart design. The writer took two cycles with two actions in each cycle. Each cycle consisted of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The writer applied both qualitative data and quantitative data that were taken from questionnaire, observation, reading test, and documentation. The result of the research showed that there was a significant improvement in the students‟ reading comprehension after implementing the Classroom Action Research using Number Head Together technique. The average score of the students in reading was 41.47% in test (pre-test and post-test). The mean of the students‟ reading test score was as follows; pre test showed 55.33%, cycle one showed 65.83%, and cycle two showed 13.06%. Therefore, the improvement of mean from pre-test until cycle two was 30.29%. It was supported by the improvement of observation and questionnaire result. The data of observation showed that the average of the students‟ improvement in reading activities in cycle one at 25.93% and cycle two at 56.02%. Then, the improvement from cycle one to cycle two was 30.09%. The data from the students‟ questionnaire which were gained from the ten questions showed that the students gave positive response to the implementation of Number Head Together technique in their reading activities. The average of the students‟ questionnaire was 79.34%. Those data proved that Number Head Together technique could improve the students‟ reading comprehension and the students‟ reading activities. It means that the method could solve the problem reading class.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Additional Information: Pembimbing: Drs. Pudiyono,M.Hum., and Saefurrohman S.Pd, M.Pd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading, Reading Coprehension, Cooperative Learning, Basic Assumption
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Iin Hayuningtyas
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 02:01
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 02:01
URI: http://repository.ump.ac.id/id/eprint/3110

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