The Study of the 8th Grade Students’ Reading Comprehension Achievement of Narrative Texts at Smpn 2 Bangorejo Banyuwangi
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This study was intended to describe the 8th grade students’ reading comprehension achievement at SMPN 2 Bangorejo Banyuwangi. Specifically, this research was purposed to measure the students’ reading comprehension covering word comprehension, sentence comprehension, paragraph comprehension, and text comprehension. Narrative texts were used as the materials to conduct the test. The research area was determined by using the purposive method and the researcher used cluster random sampling to choose the subjects of this research since the data were collected from the students’ reading comprehension as the primary data, interview, and documentation. Based on the results of the students’ reading comprehension test, especially in narrative text covering the four indicators namely word, sentence, paragraph, and text comprehension were categorized as “fair”. The students’ average got 60 up to 83 with the mean score 65.33. The highest percentage of four indicators was word comprehension with the percentage of 74.58% which belonged to “good” category. Then, the percentage of the sentence comprehension was 67.08% which belonged to “fair” category. The percentage of paragraph comprehension was 64.28% was categorized as “fair”. Meanwhile, the lowest percentage of four indicators was text comprehension with the percentage 53.8% that was classified as “poor” category.