Improving Students' Reading Comprehension Through Paired Storytelling in SMP N 1 Mojogedang
Rohmawati, Dian Laila
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Eight grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Mojogedang have average reading score 58.71 in the first semester test. The minimum score of second grade students of SMP Negeri1 Mojogedang should have at least 75.0 for every skill. It indicated that they are having a big problem in reading. There are 36 students, consist of 18 boy students and 18 girl students. The aim of this study is to knowing the improvement the students comprehension of teaching reading by using Paired Storytelling technique on student reading skill so that the researcher conducted the research entitled “Improving the Students reading Comprehension through Paired Storytelling (A Classroom Action Research to the Eight Grade Students of SMP N 1 Mojogedang 2012/2013 Academic Year)”. The method of this study is classroom action research. The researcher presented the result of the research which consists of two cycles. The research procedure contained a series of steps, there are planning, acting, observing and reflecting. This research focused on reading by using Paired Storytelling. In collecting the data, the researcher used qualitative and quantitative data. Based on the research background, the problem statements of this research as follows: How is the implementation of teaching reading using Paired Storytelling technique to students at the eight grade students of SMP N 1 Mojogedang 2012/2013 Academic Year? And How does the use of Paired Storytelling improve the students reading comprehension at the eight grade students of SMP N 1 Mojogedang 2012/2013 Academic Year? The result of the action showed that there are some improvements during the teaching learning process. The improvement of students’ reading comprehension achievement can be seen for the quantitative data analysis. There was improvement of the students mean score from first test until third test. In the first test the students score was 65,41 then 70,09 in the second test, and 75,84 in the third test. It means that the students’ reading comprehension achievement improved. The implementation of paired storytelling technique can also establish better motivation in teaching learning.