Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension Skill in Class IX I through Guided Reading Strategy at SMPN 15 Yogyakarta in the Academic Year of 2015/2016

Anastya Titi Palupi


This research was aimed at improving students’ reading comprehension skill in class IX I through guided reading strategy at SMPN 15 Yogyakarta in the academic year 2015/2016.This research was categorized as classroom action research which consists of four steps including planning, action, observation and reflection. The actions were conducted in three cycles. The data were formed in qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data were collected through classroom observation checklist and interviews. While quantitative data, they were collected through reading comprehension tests(a pre-test and a post-test). The validity of the data was established by fulfilling the democratic,catalytic, and dialogic validity. The general findings of the research showed that there was improvement in the students’ reading comprehension after the implementation of guided reading strategy during the teaching-learning process. It was indicated by the increasing mean scores of the students’ pre-test and post-test results (1.91 to 3.31).Additionally, the results also indicated that there were positive changes in students’ attitude and behavior towards reading lesson, students’ participation in the class discussion, and students’ attempts in achieving reading objectives.

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