IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING ACHIEVEMENT BY USING THINK-PAIRSHARE

Lailatus Sa’adah

Abstract


This research aimed to find out how Think-Pair-Share technique can improve students’
achievement in reading comprehension. It used Classroom Action Research (CAR) and conducted
two cycles, where each cycle consisted of four meetings. The subjects are 17 students of XI grade
which consists of 7 males and 10 females. The instrument for collecting data were reading comprehension
test, observation sheets, and interview sheet. Based on reading comprehension score, students’ score
kept improving in every test. In preliminary study the mean score was 34.1, in cycle I the mean score
was 73.82, in cycle II the mean score was 89.41. Based on observation sheets and interview sheet, it
was found that teaching and learning process ran well. Students were active and interested in reading
comprehension. The result of the research showed that Think-Pair-Share can improve students’
achievement in reading comprehension.

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