THE USE OF LISTEN READ DISCUSS (LRD) STRATEGY TO IMPROVE READING COMPREHENSION ON DESCRIPTIVE TEXT TO THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 3 TABANAN
This research aimed to improve reading comprehension on descriptive text using Listen Read Discuss strategy. The method in this research used classroom action research method. The subject in this research was eighth grade students of SMPN 3 Tabanan which consist of 36 students. The data were collected by using test namely pre test, post test cycle I and post test cycle II, observation, and documentation. The technique of analyzed data were qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Based on the pre cycle, subjects got total score 1660 and with percentage 46,11%. For cycle I, subjects got total score 2590 with percentage 71,94%. And the last cycle subjects got total score 2797 with percentage 77,69%. The research showed that most subjects gave positive responses about the implemenatation of LRD strategy. In conclusion, this research has proven that the LRD strategy is very effective for adding the students reading comprehension on descriptive text in eighth grade students of SMPN 3 Tabanan in 2020/2021 academic year. In addition, the subjects also responded positively to the implementation of the Listen Read Discuss (LRD) strategy.
Keywords : reading comprehension, descriptive text, Listen Read Discuss strategy