This study was designed to investigate the effect of discovery learning method to the students’ reading comprehension at the first grade students of SMKN 2 Kediri in Academic Year 2018/2019. This research is pre-experimental quantitative design, namely the one group pre-test post-test design. The sampling of technique research was clustering sampling which had 35 students of X-PM-2 class. This research consist of pre-test, 2 meeting for treatment, and post-test. The research instrument was written test form using multiple choice consisting 20 questions. Then the data value was analyzed using Paired Sample T-test of IBM SPSS Statistic version 23. The results of data analysis showed that the average score of students’ pretest was 63.14 while the posttest score was 84.57. Then, the data analysis is used t-test computation which was collected by comparing the results of pre-test and post-test with the mean score 21.429 and standard deviation 11.086. The result showed that t-score -11.435 with the significant (2-tailed) value is lower than 0.05. It can be concluded that discovery learning has significant effect on students’ reading comprehension of SMKN 2 Kediri. Despite it has significant effect, the researcher would like to give some suggestion, that the English teacher have to teach the students using discovery learning because it can help students to comprehend a text. And for other researchers, the researcher suggests that this method can be applied in other relevant research. The other researcher can investigate this method in indicator that the score just little improving.
Keywords: Reading Comprehension, Discovery Learning
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