Reading is a process to capturing idea and understanding the text. The purpose is to get information and new knowledge. Many students get problems in reading like indentity main idea, implicit and explicit meaning, confuse about the structure and difficult arange the sencente. To solve those problem, the appropriate strategy in teaching reading is very important. REAP (Read, Encode, Annote, Ponder) strategy is one of appropriate strategy to improve the students reading comprehension. Thus the aim of this research is to know the effect of using REAP (Read, Encode, Annote, Ponder) strategy to students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of MA Sejahtera Pare kediri. This research uses quantitative approach and expreimental technique with one group pre-test and post-test. The popoluation is second grade students with sample from IPS class consisting of 19 students. And to analyzed data, the researcher uses SPSS version 2.1. The result of the data shows that t-score 6.299 > t-table (2.110) and significant value 0.000 < 0.005. Thus, Ho is rejected and Ha is accepted. From the result, it could be conclude that there was significant effect using REAP (Read, Encode, Annote, Ponder) strategy to students reading comprehension at the second grade of MA Sejahtera Pare Kediri. The students able to understand the text easily such as easier in identifying main idea, implicit meaning and reference word. The students were also more active and critical in reading.
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