IMPROVING THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS’ ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND THEIR VOCABULARY ACHIEVEMENT BY USING ENGLISH SONGS AT SMPN 2 TEMPEH LUMAJANG IN THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
DIESTA WIDYA SAFITRI
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The action was implemented in two cycles in order to achieve the goal of this classroom action research. The first cycle was done in three meetings. The results of the classroom observation showed that 74.29% in meeting 1 and 77.14% in meeting 2 of the students were actively involved in the teaching learning process. It showed that there was an improvement of the students’ participation from meeting 1 to meeting 2, also it achieved the objective of the research that was 75%. Besides, the result of the vocabulary test in Cycle 1 also achieved the target of the research that was 75% of the students got 70 or more in the vocabulary test. The percentage of the students who got score ≥ 70 was 77.14% of the students. The Cycle 2 was conducted to know the consistency the result in Cycle 1. The process and product evaluation in Cycle 2 showed an improvement. The observation of the students’ participation revealed that 77.14% in meeting 3 and 80% in meeting 4 of the students actively involved in the teaching learning process. So, the results of the observation both in meeting 3 and meeting 4 had achieved the goal of this research. In the product evaluation, the percentage of the students who got score ≥ 70 in the vocabulary test was 85.71% of the students. Based on those results, it could be concluded that the action in Cycle 2 was met the target and showed the consistency with Cycle 1. Consistency meant the students who actively involved in the teaching learning process and the students’ vocabulary score in first cycle and second cycle never less than 75%. Finally, it could be summarized that the use of English songs could improve the students’ active participation and their vocabulary achievement in teaching learning process of vocabulary at SMPN 2 Tempeh Lumajang in the 2013/2014 academic year.