THE USE OF NUMBERED HEADS TOGETHER TECHNIQUE WITH PICTURE TO IMPROVE READING COMPREHENSION OF THE TENTH GRADE OF SMKN 1 MAS UBUD 2019/2020
Reading comprehension is about deriving meaning from connected texts. This skill should be taught in learning process to make the students enjoy learning English especially reading comprehension. The results of the pre-test showed that most of the subjects faced problem in reading comprehension. The subjects had difficulty in identifying general information, specific information, textual meaning, and textual reference of the text. The objective of the study was to find out whether or not reading comprehension of the tenth grade of SMKN 1 Mas Ubud in academic year 2019/2020 that consisted of 36 students can be improved through NHT Technique. Therefore, to achieve the objective of the present study, the researcher conducted a classroom action research. The research was done in two cycles and each cycle consisted of two sessions. Furthermore, the research instruments were analyzed by comparing the results of the pre-test and post-tests. The results of the post-test in each cycle clearly showed that there was significant improvement on the subjects’ reading comprehension. Besides, the subjects also gave positive responses on the implementation of NHT in the teaching reading comprehension. To sum up, the presents study concluded that reading comprehension of the tenth grade students of SMKN 1 Mas Ubud academic year 2019/2020 could be improved through NHT.
Arends, R. (2012). Learning to Teach (Ninth Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Brown, H. D (2004). Language Assessment: Principle and Classroom Practices. San Francisco: Longman.
Bernhardt, E.B (2011). Understanding Advanced for Second Language Reading. New York Routhledge.
Brasell, D. &Rasinski, T. (2008). Comprehension that Works. Huntington Shell Education.
Bramanda (2016). Improving Reading Comprehension of The Eight Grade Students of SMP Sila Chandra Batubulanin Academic Year 2015/2016 Through Numbered Heads Together.
Caldwell, J. S. (2008). Reading Assessment A Primer for Teachers and Coaches, (2nd Ed.). The Guilford Press New York.
Harmer, J. (2001). How to Teach English. An Introduction to the Practice of English Language Teaching. England.
Jolliffee, W. (20017). Cooperative Learning in The Classroom Putting it into Practice.London_Paul Chapman Publishing.
Juniawati (2016). Improving Reading Comprehension Through Numbered Heads Together of The Eight Grade Students of SMPN 4 Petang Academic Year 2015/2016.).
Klinger, J, K., Vaugh, S., & Boardman, A. (2007) Teaching Reading Comprehension to Student with Learning Difficulties, New York: The Guildford Press.
Kenyon, (2008). Reading Encouraging Intermediate Phase Learners to Read More. South Africa: PSP.
Kagan,M.&Kagan,S.(2009). Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente Kagan Publishing.
Mandal, R (2009). Cooperative Learning Strategies to Enhance Writing Skill. The Modern Journal.
N’Namdi, K.A. (2005). Guide to Teaching Reading at the Primary School Level. Paris The United Nations Education.
Pang, E. S., Muaka, A., Benhardt, E. B, & Kamil, M, L. (2003). Teaching reading Australia: International Academy of Education (IAE) and International Bureau of Education.
Purpura, E.J. (Eds.). (2004). Assessing Grammar. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press
Richards, J.C. & Rodgers, T.S. (2001). Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. Second Edition. Cambridge University-1.
Smith, F. (2004). Understanding Reading: A Psycholinguistic Analysis of Reading and Learning to Read. New Jersey London: Lawrence ErlbaumAssociate.
Snow, C. E. (2002). Reading for Understanding Toward a Research and Development Program in Reading Comprehension. Pittsburgh RAND
Wolley, G. (2011). Reading Comprehension Assessing Children with Learning Difficulties. Dordrecht, the Netherland Springer International.
Wright, Andrew. (1989). Picture for Language Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.