Tanjung Wulandari, Muhammad Sukirlan, Ramlan Ginting Suka


Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk menemukan picture strip story dapat meningkatkan kemampuan berbicara siswa dan mengetahui respon siswa setelah pengimplementasian dari picture strip story dalam pengajaran. Subjek penelitian terdiri dari 20 siswa di kelas X.4 di SMA Kartikatama Metro. Hasil menunjukkan bahwa teknik ini dapat meningkatkan kemampuan berbicara dan siswa juga memberikan respon positif pada teknik ini. Penelitian ini menggunakan desain penelitian one group pretest posttest. Terdapat dua penilai untuk menilai penampilan siswa. Repeated measure t-test digunakan untuk menganalisis data kuantitatif menggunakan SPSS (16.0). Hasil menyimpulkan bahwa adanya perbedaan kemampuan berbicara siswa secara signifikan pada level 0.05 karena t-ratio lebih besar dari t-table (10.865 > 2.093), kemampuan berbicara siswa meningkat setelah mereka diajarkan melalui teknik picture strip story, dan 90% siswa memberikan respon yang positif.

The aims of this research were, to find out whether picture strip story can improve the students` speaking ability and to find out the students response after implementation of picture strip story in teaching speaking. The subject consist of 20 students in X.4 class of SMA Kartikatama Metro. The result showed that this technique can improve students` speaking ability and the students also give positive response to this technique. The study used one group pretest posttest design. There were two raters to judge the students` speaking performances. Repeated measure t-test was used to analyze the quantitative data and the hypothesis testing was computed using SPSS (16.0). The result concluded that there was a significant difference on level 0.05 because t-ration more than t-table (10.865 > 2.093), students` speaking ability was increase  after they was taught by using picture strip story technique, and 90% students gave positive response.

Keywords : improvement, oral communication, picture strip story

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