Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension by Using Reciprocal Teaching at SMP YADIKA 2 Tegal Alur, Jakarta Barat
The main objective of this research was to find out whether students’ reading comprehension
improved when taught using reciprocal teaching. The research method was classroom action
research. The subject of this research was the 35 students of class VIII B at SMP YADIKA 2,
consisted of six males and twenty nine females students. The qualitative data obtained from
interview, observation, and researcher’s diary notes, while the quantitative data obtained from
the pre – test and post – test. The result indicated that there was an improvement of students’
reading comprehension. It can be seen from the mean score of the students (Pre – test: 60.21;
post – test cycle 1: 74.42; and post – test cycle 2: 86.78). In addition, from the interview result
the researcher found that the students enjoyed learning reading using reciprocal teaching. The
conclusion of the research is that reciprocal teaching technique can improve the students’ reading
comprehension. It is suggested that teachers should apply reciprocal teaching as a teaching
technique in the classroom.
Keywords: classroom action reasearch, reading comprehension, reciprocal teaching.
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