Improving Descriptive Text Writing Skill and Active Participation of Students by Using Word Wall Games on The Seventh Grade Students of MTs Akbar Kranjingan in The 2015/2016 Academic Year

Habiba, Irdikatul (2017) Improving Descriptive Text Writing Skill and Active Participation of Students by Using Word Wall Games on The Seventh Grade Students of MTs Akbar Kranjingan in The 2015/2016 Academic Year. Journal of Undergraduate Thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember.

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Abstract

Writing is one of the important skills in teaching English. But in doing writing there is long process needed to construct sentences and generating ideas that make students feel difficult. Besides the students have some problems in grammar, content and organization. Many people are protective of their thoughts and therefore, prefer to keep them hidden inside their heads. Many great ideas and observations were never born because they will not express them. To face this common problem there must be some ways and solutions to improve the students’ writing skill through available methods, in this case the researcher used word wall games to help them in writing especially in making descriptive text.The undertaking of the present classroom action research was mainly intended to figure out whether word wall game can improve descriptive text writing skill. The subjects of the present study were the seventh grade students of MTs. Akbar Kranjingan in academic year 2015/2016 that consisted of 32 students in VIIB class, 11 females and 21 males. Based on the result of the research, the writing skill of the students by using word wall games was low in first cycle. In the cycle one the percentage of the students who were passive was 37.5 % while the percentage of the students who were active was 62.5%. Based on calculation in the second cycle the percentage of active students was 89.06% while 10.94% were passive. It could be stated that the students had better improvement on their involvement in the writing skill. This condition happened because some weaknesses that appeared in the cycle one had been revised and implemented well in cycle two. Afterward, the present classroom action research was then carried out through implementing word wall game in the cycle I. The significant result was different in each cycle. In cycle I the result has been slightly increased and in cycle II has been greatly improved. Furthermore, the researcher made observation checklist to check students’ participation in classroom activity during teaching and learning process. The students were more active because when the teacher gave instruction, they interest to do that.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Irdikatul Habiba (1110231119)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing Skill and Word Wall Games
Subjects: 400 Language > 421 Writing System
Divisions: Faculty of Teaching and Education Science > Department of English Literature Education
Depositing User: Hendri Uut Fahrullah
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 02:11
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 02:11
URI: http://repository.unmuhjember.ac.id/id/eprint/1724

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