Improving The Junior High School Students' Listening Achievement by Using Fable Animation Video
ASTUTI, Yesi Widia
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This classroom action research was intended to improve the VIII-G grade students’ listening achievement by using Fable Animation Video at SMP Negeri 1 Jember. Based on the preliminary study, it was found that the students in VIII-G had the most problem in listening as indicated by the lowest mean score of 59.5 among the existing classes. The students in VIII-G had difficulties in understanding narrative text. They had difficulties in comprehending language features, finding out the factual or detail information and drawing the moral values from a given story. Therefore, the researcher found out that the students had low motivation in learning listening skill, so that it might affect their difficulty in understanding the lesson. The researcher knew that the teacher rarely gave the students listening exercises. It was because of the limited media such as audio, speaker, and projector in the school. The data collection methods used were listening test and observation in the form of checklist. The study was done in two cycles to check the consistency of the research result. Each cycle covered two meetings of the action implementation and one meeting for administering the test. Besides, the observational checklist consisted of 4 indicators, namely 1) Listening and watching video, 2) Asking questions in relation to the video, 3) Answering teacher’s questions in relation to the video, 4) Doing the exercises based on the video. The students were categorized active students if they fulfilled at least three or four indicators and the students were categorized passive students if they only fulfilled two or one indicator. The result of observation in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 showed that the percentage of the students` participation improved in the teaching and learning process of listening comprehension from 77.9% in Cycle 1 into 91.15% in Cycle 2. Therefore, the result of listening test in Cycle 1 showed that the percentage of the students who got scores at least 75 was 76.47% (26 out of 34 students). Then, the result of listening test in Cycle 2 showed that the percentage of the students who got scores at least 75 was 85.29% (29 out of 34 students). It means that there was improvement in the Cycle 1 to the Cycle 2 in the term the percentage of the students who got scores ≥ 75. Based on the result above, it can be concluded that the action in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 had achieved the criteria of success of the research. The result of Cycle 1 to Cycle 2 showed an improvement as well as achieved the criteria of success. Finally, it can be summarized that the implementation of Fable Animation Video could improve the VIII-G grade the students` active participation and students’ listening achievement.