THE EFFECT OF LITERARY CYCLE TO THE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION OF ELEVENTH GRADE AT SMA MUHAMMADIYAH KEDIRI IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
SELLY GESTI PURBOWATI
Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri
Author Identity (NPM)
This study was aimed to know the effect of literary cycle to the students’ reading comprehension ability in the eleventh grade. This research used quantitative research particularly pre-experimental with one-group pretest-posttest design. This research took place in SMA Muhammadiyah Kediri on August 2017. The subject of this study was the eleventh grade students of SMA Muhammadiyah Kediri. The sample of the research was XI IPA class consists of 28 students with 9 males and 19 females. The instrument was reading test in a form multiple choice questions about narrative text. Then, the researcher correct students’ assignment based on blueprint and analyzed the data using IBM SPSS Statistics Version 21. The result showed that the mean score gained from post-test was higher than pre-test. The mean score of post-test was 80,00 while pre-test was 67,50. Moreover, it was found that t-test (8,949) > t-table at the degree of significance 1% (2.473) or significant 5% (1,703). Thus, the alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted and the null hypothesis (Ho) was rejected. Furthermore, students reading comprehension increased in finding the main idea, identifying detail information, meaning of vocabulary, and answering WH question. It can be concluded that literary cycle technique is effective to increased eleventh grade students’ reading comprehension ability at SMA Muhammadiyah Kediri in the academic year 2016/2017.