Improving Reading Skill Through Cooperative Learning Method: Student Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD) and Team Games Tournament (TGT)

Riska Alfin Pramita, Dewi Rochsantiningsih, Endang Setyaningsih


This study aims to find out whether Students Team-Achievement Division (STAD) and Team Games Tournament (TGT) improve the students’ reading skill and to identify the challenges of the implementation of STAD and TGT in teaching reading. The data of the research are collected through observation, interview, documents and test. The data were analyzed through descriptive analysis which consists of assembling the data, coding the data, comparing the data, building interpretation, and reporting the outcomes for the qualitative data and descriptive statistics for the quantitative data. The result findings shows that cooperative learning, especially STAD and TGT, are able to improve the students’ reading skill to find main idea, literal and implied meaning of word, specific information about the text, identify inference, and identify reference. Four challenges in implementating this research are high-achiever students’ domination, preparing different teaching style in every meeting, the way to keep student concentration, and time management.


reading, cooperative learning, STAD, TGT

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