The use of graphonics methods to facilitate students’ ability in pronouncing long & short vowels (a classroom action research with 4th graders of MI Al-Khoiriyyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015)

Adiputri, Tiara Pertiwi (2015) The use of graphonics methods to facilitate students’ ability in pronouncing long & short vowels (a classroom action research with 4th graders of MI Al-Khoiriyyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015). Undergraduate (S1) thesis, UIN Walisongo.

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Abstract

The background of this research was the importance of pronunciation to support the use of a language in a commuication. English, as an International language has quite different rules from our native language, Indonesian language. One of those rules is the matter of pronunciation. In English, there are long and short vowels. We can’t find this case in our language. Despite the fact that long & short vowels are important in pronouncing English words, our people sometimes feel difficult to pronounce them. Graphonics method is a new, simple, and innovative method that can be used to teach pronunciation. This method makes students easy to pronunce English words by recognizing the patterns of letters to represent certain sounds. This research was conducted to respond the following questions: 1. How is the implementation of graphonics methods to facilitate 4th grade students of MI Al-Khoiriyyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015’ ability in pronouncing long & short vowels? 2. How is the improvement of 4th grade students of MI Al-Khoiriyyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015’ ability in pronouncing long & short vowels after being taught using graphonics methods? 3. How is the engagement of 4th grade students of MI Al-Khoiriyyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015’ in joining English lesson using graphonics methods? The participants were 4 graders of MI al-Khoiriyyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015. There were 15 students in the class, consisted of 10 male students and 5 female students. It was Classroom Action Research with 1 preliminary cycle and 2 cycles. This research was conducted from January, 12th 2015 until January, 26th 2015. Data collection technique were tests. Observations were done in each cycle. Tests’ form was by asking the students to read 10 words contain long and short vowels. Then, the data were analyzed using mean (descriptive statistics) to find out the improvements. Graphonics methods were applied in the teaching learning process by giving vowel rules to the students. It aimed to make students consider when and how some certain vowels occurred in a word and the way to read them. It also aimed to ease students in recognizing and differing long and short vowels. After collecting the data, the result showed the improvements of the students. Students’ average score in pre cycle test was 35. 6. In the first cycle, the average score increased 21. 6 point became 51. 6. This score hadn’t met the minimum standard score yet (75). Therefore, second cycle was conducted. Students’ average score increased 32. 3 point became 83. 9. Students’ engagements also increased since the first cycle. So, the objectives were reached. Based on the result, it could be concluded that graphonics methods is effective to facilitate students in pronouncing long & short vowels. Keywords : Graphonics, Pronunciation, Long & Short Vowels

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
Additional Information: Pembimbing: Dr. Raharjo, M. Ed.St.; Dra. Ma’rifatul Fadhilah, M. Ed.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pronounciation; Graphonics methods; Metode pembelajaran; Bahasa Inggris
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 371 School management; special education > 371.3 Metode, kegiatan belajar mengajar; metode pembelajaran
300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 372 Elementary education > 372.6 Kemampuan berbahasa untuk pendidikan dasar (menulis dsb.)
400 Language > 420 English and Old English > 421 English writing system and phonology
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Tadris > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Nur yadi
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 09:34
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 09:34
URI: http://eprints.walisongo.ac.id/id/eprint/4577

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