IMPROVING STUDENTS‟ READING COMPREHENSION IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXT THROUGH THE USE OF JIGSAW
Keywords: jigsaw technique, reading comprehension, descriptive text
AbstractReading comprehension is one of the most important aspects of English that must be mastered by students. This research focused on improving Grade 7 students’ reading comprehension through Jigsaw. The type of research was action research done in SMP N 1 Kesesi in the academic year 2020/2021. The technique of data analysis included Descriptive technique and Statistical technique. The tools of collecting data were observation checklist, questionnaire, field notes and test. The results of the study showed that the use of jigsaw could improve students' reading comprehension of descriptive texts. It can be seen from the students' scores that increased in each cycle. The post-test score was bigger than the pre-test score. The mean score before the action research was 49.1 then it reached 66.1 in cycle I and finally it reached 80.41 in cycle II. It means that there is a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test scores. This shows that the jigsaw technique can improve students’ reading comprehension of descriptive text particularly in SMP N 1 Kesesi.