TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION OF RECOUNT TEXTS THROUGH HERRINGBONE TECHNIQUE

Sri Wahyuni, Sudarsono Sudarsono, Eusabinus Bunau

Abstract


Abstract

The research investigated the evidence that the Herringbone technique was useful to help students to comprehend reading texts. This was a pre-experimental research with one group pre-test and post-test design. There were 37 students that participated in this research. The data were collected by objective tests and analyzed by paired t-test and effect size formula using Cohen’s index. Based on the research findings, the null hypothesis (H0) was rejected, while alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted. The t-obtain (4.03) was bigger than t-table (2.021) by the degree of freedom 36. The effect size was categorized moderate since the r-value was 0.30, within 0.2 up to 0.8. To sum up, the significance of using Herringbone Technique to help students to comprehend a recount text of Year-8 students of SMP Negeri 14 Pontianak in Academic Year 2017/2018 was moderate.

Keywords: Herringbone Technique, Personal Recount Text, Literal and Inferential Questions


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