Improving the Seventh Grade Students’ Reading Comprehension Achievement by Using Numbered Head Together Technique
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This classroom action research was intended to improve the VII-D grade students’ reading comprehension achievement by using Numbered Head Together (NHT) technique. It was conducted to 25 students of VII-D class at MTs. Bustanul Ulum Panti Jember. Based on the interview with the English teacher, the technique used by the teacher is not enough to improve the students’ reading comprehension. Besides, the students’ previous score showed that only 11 out of 26 students who achieved the standard minimum score. Therefore, Numbered Head Together (NHT) technique was chosen to improve the students’ reading comprehension achievement and their active participation. Numbered Head Together (NHT) technique consists of five steps; Numbering, Reading, Questioning, Thinking together, Answering and Evaluating. There were four collection methods, they were interview, observation, reading comprehension achievement test and documentation. The interview was done in the preliminary study in the form of list questions designed by the reseracher. The observation in the form of observational checklist and it consisted of 4 indicators, they were; 1). Paying attention to the teacher’s explanation. 2). Doing the reading assignments. 3). Cooperating with group members. 4). Answering the teacher’s oral questions correctly. The reading comprehension achievement test was done in the final meeting and there were 20 questions. The documentation in the form of data and it consisted of the result of observation and reading comprehension achievement test.