The Use of Think-Pair-Share Technique to Improve Students’ Reading Comprehension of Explanation Text

Indi Inggrid Rinaldi, Muhammad Asrori, Hefy Sulistyawati


This study was conducted to improve students’ reading comprehension on explanation text and students’ participation during the teaching and learning process through the use of Think-Pair-Share technique at one of high school in Banyudono. When conducting this study, the researcher used Classroom Action Research as the method of the research. This study was conducted in two cycles. Each cycle consists of four phases: planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The data of the study were obtained through observation, questionnaire, interview, field note, and test. The subjects of this study were 29 students of Class XI IPS 4. The result showed that there was an improvement in students’ reading comprehension. It can be seen from the improvement of students’ mean scores from 53 in the pre-test to 68.1 in the post-test 1 and 73.9 in the post-test 2. Furthermore, the result of observation showed that the class situation, including students’ participation during the teaching and learning process, improved through the implementation of the Think-Pair-Share technique. It could be concluded that Think-Pair-Share can be used as an alternative strategy to improve students’ reading comprehension and students’ participation during teaching and learning process.


Reading; Reading comprehension; Think-Pair-Share

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