Using Story Reading Technique to Improve EFL Young Learnersâ€™ Vocabulary
This study was conducted to improve young leanersâ€™ English vocabulary. To attain the objective, athree-cycled action research, taught vocabularies by using the story reading technique, was conductedto the 10 students of the K-1 grade in Grace Kids Preschool, Jakarta. The quantitative data collected using tests were analyzed using SPSS, andthe qualitative datacollected using observation and interview techniques were analyzed descriptively. The results indicated that the story reading techniques improved the participantsâ€™ vocabulary mastery, as shown by the increase of the mean scores ofthe tests conducted, i.e. 42 (in the pre-test) to 62 (post-test of cycle I) to 80 (post-test of cycle II), and to 92 (post-test of cycle III); the use of stories significantly increased the studentsâ€™ vocabulary mastery. Based on the findings, it could be concluded that the use of story reading technique was effective to improve kindergarten studentsâ€™ vocabulary mastery.
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