The Use of Beauty and the Beast Illustrated Version as Narrative Reading Material ( An Experimental Study of Eighth Grade Students
skripsi jurusan Bahasa Inggris: The Use of Beauty and the Beast Illustrated Version as Narrative Reading Material ( An Experimental Study of Eighth Grade Students
Hidayah, Nurul.2007. Skripsi Bahasa Inggris, Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni, Universitas Negeri Semarang.
This final project is about the use of Beauty and the Beast illustrated version as narrative reading material, an experimental study at eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Mungkid in the academic year 2006/2007.
The objectives of the study are to find out the extent to which the application of Beauty and the Beast illustrated version improves the student’s reading narrative comprehension achievement and to identify the advantages and disadvantages of using Beauty and the Beast illustrated version as a medium in eaching narrative reading comprehension.
This study is an experimental research. The population of this study is the eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Mungkid in the academic year 2006/2007. The sampling process was administered by applying cluster random sampling. There were 235 students of the eighth grade and the writer took 35 students as the experimental group who were taught using Beauty and the Beast illustrated version and other 35 students as the control group were taught without using Beauty and the Beast illustrated version or text version only.
The instrument used for measuring the achievement was a test. Before the test was used, it had been tried out first. The main purpose of conducting it was to find out the validity, reliability, discrimination items and level of difficulties of the item of the reading comprehension test. The writer, then, selected the items before they were used as the instrument of this research.
The result of the experiment had been analysed statistically. The technique used in analysing the data was the t-test formula. It was used to determine whether there was a significant difference between the means of the experimental group and the means of the control group.
The result of this research showed that the experimental group got better development in the average scores than the control group. The experimental group got better development, the average increased 14.8 point (from 76.09 to 90.91), whereas the control group only increased 8.4 point (from 76.51 to 84.91). By using the t-test formula, the writer measured significant differences between the two groups. The result shows that there was a significant difference in the development of the ability in the reading comprehension test achieved by students who had been taught using Beauty and the Beast illustrated version from those taught without illustrated version or text version.
In line with the result, the writer suggests that using appropriate and interesting media to teach reading comprehension is very important for the viEnglish teacher because reading is such kinds of activities that often bored the students. So , the use of appropriate and interesting media will always give the students fresh and new condition. Hopefully , it can motivate the students and make them interested in reading. The use of illustrated version in teaching narrative reading comprehension is aimed to give explanation more easily and clearly. Using Beauty and the Beast illustrated version is very good to be applied in teaching narrative reading comprehension.