Improving reading comprehension using the survey, question, predict, read, respond, summarize (SQP2RS) strategy

Kamalia Kamalia

Abstract


The aim of the research was to improve students’ reading comprehension through the Survey, Question, Predict, Read, Respond, Summarise (SQP2RS) strategy. Based on problems in the field, the researcher formulated three research questions: (1) Will implementing the SQP2RS strategy improve the reading comprehension of tenth grade students at SMA N 1 Sawang? (2) What will be the results for reading comprehension from students after implementing the SQP2RS strategy with tenth graders at SMA N 1 Sawang? (3) How will the students respond to the implementation of the SQP2RS strategy for improving’ their reading comprehension? This research was a collaborative classroom action study. The subjects of the research were tenth grade students at SMA N 1 Sawang. The study was conducted in three cycles by following the procedure for action research, via: planning, implementing, observing, and reflecting. To collect the data the researcher used instruments, via: tests, observation sheets, field notes and a questionnaire. The data was analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The mean score from the students’ test results after cycle 1 was 63, this increased to 69 then 78 after cycle 3. The students had positive responses toward the use of the SQP2RS strategy for learning reading comprehension in their class. This was proved by the overall mean score for approval of the five factors measured which was 3.67 out of 4.


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SQP2RS Strategy; Reading Comprehension

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