Improving students’ interest in simple past tense class through game (a classroom action research with 8A students of SMP Islam Siti Sulaechah, Sriwulan Sayung Demak)

Malik, Ahmad Jamaludin (2011) Improving students’ interest in simple past tense class through game (a classroom action research with 8A students of SMP Islam Siti Sulaechah, Sriwulan Sayung Demak). Undergraduate (S1) thesis, IAIN Walisongo.

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Abstract

English lesson, especially grammar area is not desired lesson for many students in Junior high School. The reason is English grammar has variation of verb changes according to its tenses. It made their interest in grammar class was low. But this was not unsolved problem. So, researcher would improve the students’ interest in grammar class through games. The objectives of this study are to describe how to implement teaching English grammar through game and to find out the improvement of students’ interest in grammar class after being taught using game. The subject of study is 8A students of SMP Islam Siti Sulaechah Sriwulan Sayung Demak in the academic year of 2010-2011. In order to achieve the objectives of this study, researcher conducted the research through a classroom action research. The researcher conducted 3 cycles by implementing 2X45 minutes of teaching-learning process using games. The game used were; “Card Game” at the first cycle, which the students were asked to work in the big groups, “Scrambled Sentence” game at the second cycle, which the students were asked to work in pairs, and “Grammar Casino” game at the third cycle, which the students were asked to work individually. The result of the study is students experienced the significant improvement of their interest. It enhanced 34.5% from the preliminary research. It was categorized as medium level. Although there were some students showed their negative attitude responses, but it was better than before. Students also got the improvement of their interest level at the second and third cycle with 56.6% and 55.78% of interest level. It showed that teaching English grammar through games was able to improve students’ interest. In line with the result, the writer suggests to English teachers to use some interesting, joyful and creative media to support their teaching, so that their students are interested in the lesson they teach. They also need to put class situation and course topics into account.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ssimple Past Tense; Media Pembelajaran; Tata Bahasa Inggris
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 371 School management; special education
400 Language > 420 English and Old English > 425 English grammar
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Tadris > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Nur yadi
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 02:24
URI: http://eprints.walisongo.ac.id/id/eprint/1985

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