Improving Studentsâ€™ 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 studentsâ€™ 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 researcherâ€™s diary notes, while the quantitative data obtained from
the pre â€“ test and post â€“ test. The result indicated that there was an improvement of studentsâ€™
reading comprehension. It can be seen from the mean score of the students (Pre â€“ test: 60.21;
post â€“ test cycle 1: 74.42; and post â€“ 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 studentsâ€™ 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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