Improving EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension Using Small Group Discussion

Angelianawati, Luh and Simamora, Cianly Sriwisesa (2019) Improving EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension Using Small Group Discussion. In: PROCEEDING English Education Department Collegiate Forum (EED CF) 2015-2018. UKI Press, Indonesia, Jakarta, pp. 42-53. ISBN 978 623 7256 25 0

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Various studies have shown that the small group discussion (SGD) technique is very effective to facilitate reflection, develop students’ engagement and confidence, and increase comprehension. This action research was conducted to improve students’reading comprehension by implementing the small group discussion (SGD) technique and to investigate their perception of reading and the use of the SGD. The participants were 25 tenth grade students of SMK 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta. The action research was conducted in two cycles. Each cycle was carried out in five 100-minute sessions. To collect data, two sets of test, observation sheets, and two questionnaires were employed. The results showed that SGD improved students reading comprehension. The mean score of the students in the pretest, posttest 1 and posttest 2 was 59.52;68.32; and 89.44 respectively. Moreover, the students’ attitudes towards reading comprehension also changed from a negative one to a positive one. They also enjoyed learning to read using the SGD technique.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: EDUCATION > Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Reading (General)
Depositing User: Edi Wibowo
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 06:46
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 06:46

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