IMPLEMENTING KWL STRATEGY WITH PICTURES TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION: AN ONLINE SETTING IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Keywords:KWL, online learning, pictures, reading comprehension
The study aimed at figuring out students' reading comprehension after treating with KWL
strategy and pictures as the media. It was conducted to the seventh-grade students of SMPN 7
Mengwi in the academic year 2020/2021 with Google Classroom and WhatsApp: it was set
online in two cycles. because of Covid-19 pandemic. Based on the pre-test, it seemed that the
problems are in finding general information, specific information, textual meaning, and textual
reference. The data were obtained by giving pre-test and post-test in each cycle. The subjects'
mean score in the pre-test, post-test 1 and post-test 2 were improving from 51.21 to 63.28 in
cycle I and 80.46 in cycle II. It showed improvements concerning on their reading
comprehension. Furthermore, there were positive responses on the implementation of the
strategy. Hence, this study proved that reading comprehension could be improved through
KWL strategy with pictures.