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« XIV No. 1 Desember 2019

THE USE OF RECIPROCAL TEACHING TECHNIQUE IN IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION AT CLASS XI TECHNIQUE GEOMETRY AT SMK NEGERI 3 JAMBI IN THE THIRD SEMESTER IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

SonangPanjaitan (SMK Negeri 3 Jambi)
Abstrak
This classroom action research aimed at investigating the teacher’s technique, and the students’ responses in usingreciprocal teaching reading comprehension. This research is a Classroom Action Research (CAR).The subject of the study was the students of class XI TGEO (Technique Geometry) of SMK N 3 Jambin the Academic Year 2018/2019”.The data were collected based on the students’ test result given to the students before the implementation of the technique (IR), two session tests in each cycle and questionnaire given after finishing the two cycles . The result showed that the students improved their test scores from cycle to cycle. Compared to the mean figure of IR scores, the mean figure obtained by the subjects for each session was convincingly much higher than the IR mean figure. The difference was 28.77 (93.74-64.97). The grand mean figure of the reflection or post test scores obtained by the subjects under study in cycle I was 79.43 and then in cycle II was 91.64. There was a significant difference of the mean figure suggested than the teaching of reading comprehension through reciprocal teaching technique in cycle II was more effective than cycle I. The result of the analysis of the questionnaire scores showed the comparative percentage of 50.53%, 31.45%, 17.47%, and 0.53% for the total responses of the questionnaire items of option A was 60.27% (very absolutely agree or definitely like the technique), B was 31.45% (they agree or the technique), C was 17.74% (they are okay with the technique), and D was 0.53% (they do not like the strategy at all). The findings undoubtedly supported the main findings of this study. Clearly, the obtained comparative percentages of the items of the questionnaire indicated the subjects’ positive changing attitude and motivation in learning reading comprehension through reciprocal teaching technique. The findings also convincingly suggested the effectiveness of reciprocal teaching technique in teaching reading comprehension to the eleventh grade students.

Kata kunci : teaching technique; reading comprehension

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