THE USE OF COMIC STRIP FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY MASTERY

Iin Baroroh Ma'arif, Ashlihah Ashlihah

Abstract


English is commonly used by people in the world from different countries to communicate with others. By considering that fact, English should be introduced from the early school-age. Teaching English to young learners is not as simple as teaching other learners because the characteristics of young learners are easy to get bored. This research was conducted to find out students’ vocabulary mastery in Elementary school level before and after the use of Comic Strip as teaching media in their English subject.The research problem of this research was how to improve students’ vocabulary mastery by using comic strip as teaching media.The research type was an action research. The subject consisted of 25 students of the fifth class of SDN Dapur kejambon Jombang in academic year 2017-2018. The research data were collected using test (test after first cycle and test after the second cycle). The data on students’ vocabulary mastery were analyzed using descriptive and statistic analysis, to know the improvement in mean students after the first cycle and the second cycle. Based on the preliminary study, the students’ average score was 59.50 and in the first cycle, the students’ average score was 65.57, then, on the second cycle, the students’ average score increase to be 67.89. It can be concluded that teaching English by using comic strip can improve students’vocabulary mastery.The research findings indicate that the students who are taught by using comic stripin learning English are very interested and enthusiastic.


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