THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THINK ALOUD STRATEGY IN TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION OF NARRATIVE TEXTS

Oktavia Daria, Urai Salam, Dwi Riyanti

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Abstract

The aim of the research is to find out whether Think Aloud strategy is effective or not in teaching reading comprehension of narrative text. This research used pre-experimental design with pre-test, post-test, and three times of treatments. The participants of this research were 39 students of class X MIA at SMA Santo Fransiskus Asisi who were chosen by using cluster random sampling. The data were collected using the measurement technique and the tool of data collection was a written test. The research findings showed that the mean score of the students’ pre-test was 59.28 while the post-test was 77.53. The increase of the students’ mean score of pre-test and post-test was 18.25. It showed that the ability of the students increased after the treatment was conducted. The t-test was higher than the t-table (10.08 > 1.686). The result of the effect size (ES) was 1.51, which was categorized as a strong effect (ES > 0.50). It showed that the alternative hypothesis was accepted. It can be concluded that the Think Aloud strategy is strongly effective to teach students’ reading comprehension of narrative text.

Keywords: Reading Comprehension, Narrative Text, Think Aloud Strategy 

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