Improving the Tenth Grade Students’ Reading Comprehension Achievement by Using Numbered Heads Together Technique at Sman Pakusari
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Reading is one of the important skill that needs to be mastered by the students. One technique that can help students to develop their reading skill is Numbered Heads Together (NHT) technique. Numbered Heads Together technique can help students to understand the texts better, as it requires the students to work in groups, discuss the problem together, and then answer problems. Based on the preliminary study done by the researcher, it was known that the X MIPA 3 Grade students of SMAN Pakusari had poor reading achievement and lack of enthusiasm in teaching learning process. Therefore, the objective of the research are to improve the tenth grade students’ active participation in teaching learning process at SMAN Pakusari and to improve the tenth grade students’ reading comprehension achievement of descriptive text at SMAN Pakusari. The research result was expected to be useful for the English teacher, students, and future researcher. The research method used in this research was a Classroom Action Research (CAR) . The research was conducted in one cycle which consisted of three meetings, two meeting for the implementation of the action and one meeting for the reading comprehension test. The procedures of this CAR covered four stages of activities namely : (1) the planning of the action of the first cycle,(2) the implementation of the action, (3) observation and evaluation, (4) data analysis of the action. The research used observation checklist as the tool of gathering data of the observation during the implementation of the action. Meanwhile reading comprehension test was used to evaluate the students after they had been taught reading skill by using NHT technique and to determine whether or not the research was success full.