Vocabulary is one of components that support the learning language. Teaching vocabulary to the young learners is not easy as known. They have their own way how to learn. There are many kinds of methods to teach vocabulary to young learners. Some of them are traditional method and game. Teaching using game is the best way because it is related to their characters. One of game that can be used is Pictionary Game. Learning while playing makes students more active and they will study to cooperate to help one another in understanding and easy mastering the vocabularies. This research answers the question: Are there any differences of the Vocabulary ability of the second grade students of SDN Burengan 2 Kediri after being taught using Traditional Method and Pictionary Game? This research used quantitative approach and experimental method with one-group posttest only. The sample of the research was second B class consisting 32 students. In collecting the data, the researcher held four meetings which involved twice treatments for one method and twice other for another method and post-tests with different material about thing around us. Then that data was analyzed by using SPSS version 23. The result shows that there is different students’ vocabulary ability after being taught using Traditional Method and Pictionary Game. Pictionary Game is more effective than traditional method. It was proven from mean score post-test 1(80, 7303) was lower than post-test 2(90, 1037). Furthermore, T-score was (18.924) > T-table 5% (2,042). It means that alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted and null hypothesis (Ho) was rejected. It can be concluded that there is significant difference of the Vocabulary ability of the second grade students of SDN Burengan 2 Kediri after being taught using Traditional Method and Pictionary Game.
KEYWORDS: Young Learners, Pictionary, Vocabulary and Teaching Vocabulary
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