Indah Ansani Putri, Ujang Suparman, Deddy Supriyadi



The objective of this research is to find out whether there is any

significant difference of students’ reading comprehension achievement between

the students who are taught through NHT technique and those through PR

technique. The research was conducted at SMAN 1 Seputih Raman, Lampung

Tengah. Two classes were taken as the sample of the research; class XI IPA 4 and

class XI IPS 4. Pretest-posttest control group design was applied in this research.

The result in both experimental classes showed that there was a significant

increase of students’ reading comprehension achievement after they were taught

through NHT technique and PR technique (p<0.05; p= .000). The data analysis

showed that the mean score in the experimental class increased from 61.48 into

73.81. Meanwhile, the mean score in the control class increased from 58.50 into

66.92. It can be concluded that NHT technique is more effective to help the

students improve their reading ability than PR technique is. Thus, it suggests that

the English teacher should apply a technique especially NHT technique in

teaching reading comprehension as one of alternative techniques.


: Reading comprehension achievement, Numbered Heads Together

(NHT) technique, Predictive Reading (PR) technique.

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