The Improving Students’ Speaking Skill through Small Group Discussion Technique
Keywords:small goup discussion technique, speaking skill
The purpose of this research is to improve students’ speaking skill through small group discussion technique in class VIII C second semester of the school year. The technique of this research qualitative paradigm, especially in classroom action research. This research uses three cycles, and each cycle consist of four steps, they are planning, acting, observing and reflecting. The research is conducted at SMPN 224, located Kebon Duaratus village Kec. Kalideres Jakarta, and curried on April until May, with the subject of study as many as 30 students, while data collected through tests, interviews and observation. The results showed that there is an improvement in reading comprehension learning outcomes significantly in class VIII A this is evidenced by the results of the average test reading comprehension through written test and an oral form of multiple choice in each cycle increasing that in cycle 1=20% cycle 2=45,8%and cycle 3=87,5% and the results of interviews conducted concluded that learning to speak through small group discussion technique make students easy to understand how they speak. These researchers concluded that limproving speaking skill through small group technique can increase the results of learning to speak.
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