THE EFFECT OF USING BANNER COMPOSITE PICTURE ON READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS AT SMP NEGERI 3 LUMAJANG
WULAN MARLINDASARI AYULINGTYAH
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Before giving a post-test, a try out was conducted to know the test items were suitable for the students’ level of comprehension. In addition, it was also to know whether the test needed to be revised or not. The post-test was given to both groups after each group received teaching learning process twice, giving treatment to the experimental group by teaching reading comprehension using banner composite picture and to the control group teaching reading comprehension without banner composite picture. The result of independent t-test analysis on the students’ reading comprehension achievement test scores that the statistical value of the independent ttest was higher than the value of t-table with significant level 5% (2.76 1.9990). This means that the null hypothesis was rejected, thus the alternate hypothesis stating that the use of composite picture has a significant effect on reading comprehension achievement of the seventh grade students at SMPN 3 Lumajang was accepted. It indicated that there was a significant effect of using composite pictures on reading comprehension achievement of the seventh grade students at SMPN 3 Lumajang. Therefore, it is recommended for English teacher to use composite picture as alternative media in teaching reading comprehension.