Improving The Seventh Grade Students' Reading Comprehension in Narrative Texts by Using Comic Strip at SMP N 6 Pupuan
IMPROVING THE SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION IN NARRATIVE TEXTS BY USING COMIC STRIPS AT SMP N 6 PUPUAN
Belinda Fingki Seldi Putri, NIM 15212006
English Education Department, IKIP Saraswati
The research aimed at improving students’ reading comprehension of narrative text through comic strips. The research subjects were the tenth grade students of SMP N 6 Pupuan in the academic year 2019/2020 consisting of 30 students, 14 students are male and 16 students are female. This research was conducted by using Classroom Action Research (CAR). The technique of data analysis was qualitative and quantitative data using observation, study documentation, tests, and questionnaire. Comic strips used as an interested way to improve students reading comprehension on the material of narrative text. By using narrative-based comics based on learning technology, is expected students are able to understand the learning, and students can learn independently, easily, fun and achieve learning goals. This research was accomplished in two cycles. Each cycles consisted of four steps. They are planning, action, observation and reflection. Before the cycle I was applied, the researcher held a pre-test first to determine the ability of students’ before the implementation of comic strips in student learning. The first cycle consisted of two meetings including giving material and post-test I. The second cycle consisted of two meetings including giving material and post-test II. Before using comic strips, the students’ comprehension in reading narrative text was low. It can be seen from the result of the score. The mean score of pre-test was 60, the mean score of post-test I increased to 69, and the mean score of post-test II reached until 80. The students who passed the Minimum Mastery Criterion/Kriteria Ketuntasan Minimal (KKM) only 9 students in pre-test, became 15 students in post-test I, and increased up to 30 students in post-test II. Based on the result of the research, it could be concluded that teaching reading narrative text by using comic strips could improve the students’ reading comprehension on narrative text.
Keywords : Reading, Reading Comprehension, Narrative Text, and Comic Strips