IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH KWL( KNOW – WANT – LEARN) STRATEGY
The objective of this research is to find out if using KWL (Know-Want-Learn) strategy can improve students’ reading comprehension or not. The researcher used quasi- experimental research design. The samples were X IPA2 as the experimental group which consisted of 27 students and X IPA 1 as the control group which consisted of 27 students. The instrument used in collecting data was a pre-test and post-test. The mean score of the experimental class on pre-test is 50.12, while that of the control class is 48.14. The mean score of the experimental class on post-test is 82.51, while that of the control class is 75.46. By applying a one-tailed test at 0.05 level of significance with 52 degrees of freedom (df), the value of t-counted (2.4) is greater than t-table (1.675). It confirms that the research hypothesis is accepted. Based on the result, it is concludes that KWL (Know-Want-Learn) strategy is effective to improve students’ reading comprehension of X grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Tinombo Selatan.
Keywords: Reading, Reading Comprehension, KWL
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