Improvement of Students’ Reading Comprehension and Activeness Using Read-Pair-Share

Yudi Chandri Setiawan, M. Asrori, A. Handoko Pudjobroto


This classroom action research aims to: (1) identify whether and to what extent Read-Pair-Share technique improves students’ reading comprehension of the eighth grade students of SMP Islam Diponegoro Surakarta, and (2) describe the class climate when the teacher implements Read-Pair-Share technique in reading class. The problems faced by the students include the difficulty in finding word meaning, identifying referents of pronouns, specific information, generic structure, implied meaning, main idea, and communicative purpose based on the text. The data were collected by observation, field notes, interview, and photograph. Meanwhile, the data were analyzed by assembling the data which have collected, coding the data, comparing the data, building interpretation, and reporting the outcomes. The result showed that the students’ reading comprehension on descriptive text improves in two cycles by using Read-Pair-Share technique.


Reading Comprehension, Read-Pair-Share, Descriptive Text.

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