IMPROVING THE XI GRADE STUDENTS’ NARRATIVE WRITING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH MOVIE AT SMA MUHAMMADIYAH 2 GENTENG BANYUWANGI
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This classroom action research was conducted in order to improve the narrative writing achievement of the XI grade students at SMA Muhammadiyah 2 Genteng in the academic year 2010/2011. The intention of this research was to improve the students’ narrative writing achievement that covered vocabulary, grammar, content, and mechanics. The subjects of this classroom action research were class XI IPS-2 that was determined purposively. Class XI IPS-2 was chosen as the respondents because they had some problems in writing narrative. Moreover, the result of pretest showed that their average score in writing was low that was 60. A collaborative classroom action research was implemented to achieve the purpose. The research consisted of two cycles, in which each cycle covered four main stages including: preparation of the action, implementation of the action, classroom observation and evaluation, and also reflection of the action. Then, each cycle was conducted in three meetings. The primary data about the students’ writing achievement were gained from the writing test that analyzed by percentage formula. Meanwhile, the supporting data were gathered from observation of students’ participation and field note of the implementation of the action were analyzed descriptively. The result of the average score of the writing test in the first cycle was M= 62.81. This result had not achieved the standard average score requirement in this research that was 65. Moreover, only 44.6% of the research subjects reached the targeted score. Besides, based on the classroom observation that was done in the first cycle, it was found that the students’ involvement in the process of writing activities was 37.58%. In this case, the students’ involvement had not fulfilled the requirement that was 70%. Therefore, the actions were proceeded to the second cycle by revising the first action cycle, such as: giving an easier narrative text, helping students by giving some new vocabularies from the movie, explaining more about past tense so they could construct sentences and giving writing task by developing the information of the movie’s story into paragraph. The result of the average score of the writing test in the second cycle improved from M = 62.81 achieved by 44.6% of students up to M= 65.10 achieved by 70.21% of students. This result had achieved the standard average score requirement that was 65. Besides, the students’ involvement in the process of writing activities was better that was 70.20%. In this case, the students’ involvement had fulfilled the requirement that was 70%. Based on the results, it could be concluded that teaching narrative writing through movie could improve the XI grade students’ narrative writing achievement at SMA Muhammadiyah 2 Genteng in the academic year 2010/2011 done in two cycles. Then, it is suggested to the English teacher to apply movie as the alternative in teaching narrative writing in which the purpose is to help students find ideas and develop it into paragraph easier.