Improving Reading Comprehension by Using Short Story to the Tenth Grade of SMA Negeri 1 Bulukumba ( A Classroom Action Reseach at the First Year of Sman 1 Bulukumba )
The research aimed at finding out the improvement of students’ reading comprehension by using short story at class XMIA3 of SMA Negeri 1 Bulukumba Kab. Bulukumba.This research used short story technique to applied in the class when the researcher taught the students of SMA Negeri 1 Bulukumba. This research was classroom action research that consisted of two cycles. One cycle consisted of three meetings. It means that there were six meetings in two cycles. This classroom action research was done at SMA Negeri 1 Bulukumba for English subject. As subject in this research was class XMIA3 senior high school in 2014-2015 academic years with student’s number as about 32 students. Those consist of 22 female and 10 male. Instruments are essay test and observation sheet. The findings of this research were the improvement of the students’ reading comprehension in terms of try to find main idea and supporting idea in which the mean score of cycle I was 73,25 and the mean score of cycle II was 88,06. The result above indicated that there was significant improvement of the students’ reading comprehension by using short story at class XMIA3 of SMA Negeri 1 Bulukumba Kab. Bulukumba. Conclusion based on the analysis result of the research, it can be concluded that the use of short story can improve reading comprehension ability of the tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Bulukumba. The students’ mean score for cycle I is 73,25 and it is improved in cycle II with the means score is 87.
Keywords - Short Story, Improving, Reading Comprehension