realia in vocabulary

Topics: Teaching English as a foreign language, Language education, Language acquisition Pages: 83 (19159 words) Published: August 15, 2015
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IMPROVING STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY MASTERY
USING REALIA
(A Classroom Action Research at the Fourth Grade Students of SD Negeri Kalimacan Sragen in Academic Year 2008- 2009)

By:

Dwi Wantini
K2204024

A THESIS
Submitted to Teacher Training and Education Faculty of Sebelas Maret University as a Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement to Gain the Undergraduate Degree in English Education

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION FACULTY
SEBELAS MARET UNIVERSITY
SURAKARTA
2010
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This thesis has been approved by the consultants to be examined by the board of thesis examiners of Teacher Training and Education Faculty of Sebelas Maret University.

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This thesis has been examined by the Board of Thesis Examiners of Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta and accepted as one of the requirements for getting an Undergraduate Degree of Education in English Department.

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ABSTRACT
Dwi Wantini. K2204024: IMPROVING STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY
MASTERY USING REALIA (A Classroom Action Research at the Fourth Grade Students of SD Negeri Kalimacan in Academic Year 2008/2009). Teacher Training and Education Faculty. Sebelas Maret University. 2010. The objective of this research is to know whether or not the use of realia can improve the students’ vocabulary mastery or not. In this research the writer limits mastering vocabulary on meaning. The action hypothesis of the research is the use of realia in teaching can improve the students’ vocabulary mastery. The research is a classroom action research. The action research was conducted on April 2009. This study was conducted on the fourth grade students of SD Negeri Kalimacan in academic year 2008/2009. There were 18 students. In this research, the researcher taught vocabulary using realia. This classroom action research was conducted in two cycles. Each cycle consists of four steps namely planning, action, observation, and reflection. In collecting the data, the writer used two techniques namely test and non-test technique. Test technique consist of pretest and post-test which were conducted in every cycle. Non-test technique consists of three ways namely observation, interview, documentation. In observation the research observed the activities during the action by noting them on field notes. The field notes were made for every meeting. The second is interview. The researcher interviewed the teacher and the students before and after conducting the action. The third is documentation. The researcher documented the activities during the research using photograph. In analyzing the data, the researcher studied the field notes of observation and the result of the interview. Statistically, the writer calculates the mean score of pre-tests and the mean score of post-tests then compared them.

The result of the action showed that the students’ vocabulary mastery improved as shown in the result of both the observation of students’...

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