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Improving Students Reading Skill By Using Think-Aloud Strategy In Eight Grade At Junior High School 5 Metro

Rahmadanti, Ratih (2023) Improving Students Reading Skill By Using Think-Aloud Strategy In Eight Grade At Junior High School 5 Metro. Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Metro.

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The purpose of this research was to know whether using Think-Aloud Strategy improve student’s reading skill. The focus on this research is reading skill of English students SMPN 5 Metro. It is related to the problem identification that the students have difficulties to memorize vocabulary and difficult to understand the meaning of the words. Using Think-Aloud strategy can be alternated in order to build the student’s active toimprove students’ reading skill.

The kind of this research was classroom action research (CAR) which was conducted in two cycles. Each cycle consists of planning, acting, observing and reflecting. In this research the students were given pre test before treatment and post test after treatment. The subject of this research was 31 students in class VIII 1 of SMPN 5 Metro. In collecting the data the researcher used test (pre test, post test 1 cycle 1 and post test 2 cycle 2), observation, field note, and documentation.

The results of this research indicate an increase in reading skill of English students at the VIII grade of SMPN 5 Metro. This can be seen from the increase in the average score of students in the pre-test and post-test. In the pre test, the students average score was 62,25, and in the post-test I the average score increased to 71,45, and in the post-test II the average score increased to 77,74 . And based on this results, it can be concluded that the Think-Aloud strategy is one of the strategies that can improve students' reading skill, and this research can be said to be successful because the specified criteria are well achieved.

Keyword: Reading Skill, Think-Aloud Strategy, Classroom Action Research

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Kependidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Siti Ma'ani IAIN Metro
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 03:08
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 03:08

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