IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILL THROUGH TALKING STICK

Siti Romlah

Abstract

This classroom action research was aimed at improving students’ speaking skill on trascational/interpersonalof class VII A SMP Negeri1 Kedawung Kabupaten Cirebon through Talking Stick.  The classroom action  research used Kemmis and Taggart cycle model ith 4 stages.  The subject of the research as tudents of class VIIA with 43 students.  The research as carried out from September- November 2015 with  2 cycles. The technique of data collection were performance test, kerja, while for collecting teacher’ perfomance used observation  and for collecting the data of students’s responses used questioner. To analize data, data reduction-percentage- and simple calculation, data presentation , intrepretation.  The result showed that in general there was an improvement of classical learning mastery of students; speaking skill of trasactionl/interpersonal text about 35,36%.  This was done by comparing each test on each treatment. The result of cycle 1 showed 19 students of VII A reached classical mastery of learning for about  79,54%.  The average score of cycle 1 was 79 and the average score 2 was 81 with very good category.  The data of students’ respond  reached active criteria on cycle 1 and very good criteria on cycle 2.  The teacher’s performance reached score 72 on cycle 72 with very good criteria, and 89 on cycle 2 with very good criteria.  Based on the gained data, it can be said that the reserach had achieved its target and the improvement of students’ speaking skill on trascationl/interpersonal text of class VII A of SMP Negeri 1 Kedawung kabupaten Cirebon through Talking Stick was succesfull.

Keywords

speaking skill, transactional/interpersonal text, talking stick

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