he Use of Non-Verbal Reinforcement to Improve the Eighth Grade Students’ Achievement in Reading Comprehension of Recount Texts at SMPN 11 Jember
Riyana, Ade Ulvy
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This classroom action research was intended to improve the eight grade students’ reading comprehension achievement by giving non-verbal reinforcement. The subject of this research were class VIII C students pf SMPN 11 jember that were determined purposively. Based on the result of classroom observation in the pleminary study, it was found that many students of class VIII C experineced difficulties in doing reading. Besides, they did not participate actively during the teaching learning process. This finding was supported by the English teacher’s admission and the result of reading test. The result of reading test from the English teacher’s showed that only 19 students achieved the standard requirement score of English which was 75, while 17 students have score below 75. It can be conclude that only 47.2 % students achieved the standard requirement score of English. This classroom action research was conducted collaboratively with class VIII English teacher of SMPN 11 jember. There were four stages of activities in this research, namely; planning of the action, implementation of the action, observation and evaluation, and data analysis and reflection. The data collection methods that is used in this research were observation, reading test, interview, and documentation. This classroom action research was carried out in two cycles and each cycle was conducted in three meetings. The first and the second meetings were used to do the actions and the third meeting was used to conduct the reading achievement test.