USING JIGSAW TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXT

Michel Andre Prasmika, Ninik Suryatiningsih, Barotun Mabaroh

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Reading plays an important role in learning process because it gives knowledge, information, and idea to be applied in the speaking and writing. But, the students of class VII B in the 2017/2018 year of SMP Negeri 1 Pohjentrek had difficulties in comprehending the descriptive text they read. Therefore, the researcher used Jigsaw technique to improve their comprehension in reading descriptive text. This research used collaborative classroom action research design. The aim of this research was to improve the students’ reading comprehension in descriptive text. The successful of this research could be seen by the students’ involvement in the class, the result of questionnaire and the result of the test. The result of the students’ involvement, the questionnaire and the test always improve in every meeting. The conclusion of the research was using Jigsaw technique could improve the students’ reading comprehension in descriptive text. The implementation of using Jigsaw technique also helped the students in comprehending the text, answering the question correctly and improving the students’ reading ability. The English teacher has to have a new way or technique in teaching reading and it will give a motivation for the students to improve their reading comprehension.

Keywords : Jigsaw, Reading Comprehension, Descriptive Text


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