IMPROVING CLASS VIII D STUDENTS’ PARTICIPATION AND READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT BY USING JIGSAW I TECHNIQUE AT SMPN SUKORAMBI, JEMBER IN THE 2012/2013 ACADEMIC YEAR.
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SUMMARY Improving Class VIII D Students’ Participation and Reading Comprehension Achievement by Using Jigsaw I Technique at SMPN Sukorambi, Jember 2012/2013 Academic Year; Siti Maisaroh, 070210491123; 2013; 65 pages; English Education Program of Language and Arts Department of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Jember University. This classroom action research was intended to improve the class VIII D students’ participation and students’ reading comprehension achievement by using Jigsaw I technique at SMPN Sukorambi, Jember in the 2012/2013 academic year. The respondent of this research was the class VIII-D students of SMPN Sukorambi, Jember. This class was chosen because the students still have difficulties in comprehend reading text and the students were lack of motivation. There were only 12 out of 30 students This classroom action research consisted of two cycles in which each cycle covered the stages of planning of the action, implementation of the action, classroom observation and reflection of the action. Then, each cycle was conducted in two meetings, in which reading comprehension test was conducted in the third meeting. The data about the students’ reading comprehension achievement were collected through reading comprehension test. Observation was used to monitor the students’ active participation in the teaching learning process by using Jigsaw I technique. From the results of classroom observation in Cycle 1, it was known that there were 20 out of 30 students xiii of the students got score at least 72. Therefore, the action was continued in Cycle 2 by revising some necessary aspects which make the actions in Cycle 1 failed. Based on the results of observation in the first meeting in cycle 2, there were 24 out of 30 students Based on the results above, it could be concluded that the use of Jigsaw I technique could improve the class VIII D students’ active participation in the teaching learning process of reading and improve reading comprehension achievement at SMPN Sukorambi, Jember in the 2012/2013 academic year. Then, it is suggested to the English teacher to also use Jigsaw I technique as one of the alternative techniques in teaching reading to improve the teaching quality of reading, the students’ reading comprehension achievement, and students’ active performance during the teaching and learning process of reading. xiv