IMPROVING THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY ACHIEVEMENT BY
Siti Nur Aisah
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This Research was intended to improve the eighth grade students’ active participation and their vocabulary achievement by using crossword puzzles at SMPN 1 Glagah, Banyuwangi in the 2013/2014 Academic Year. The research design was Classroom Action Research (CAR). The research subjects were the students of class VIII C at SMPN 1 Glagah, Banyuwangi. The data were collected through the vocabulary test and observation. The data were analyzed quantitatively. The result showed that there was an improvement on the percentage of the students who got score 70 or higher. It improved from 69.44% in cycle 1 to 83.33% in cycle 2. Besides, there was also an improvement on the percentage of the students who were actively participated in the teaching learning process of vocabulary by using crossword puzzles. It improved from 65% in cycle 1 to 78.85% in cycle 2. It means that the use of crossword puzzles in the teaching learning process of vocabulary could improve the students’ active participation and their vocabulary achievement in 2 cycles. Therefore, it is suggested to the English teacher to use crossword puzzles as media in teaching vocabulary.
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