Ma?ruf, Hamim
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IMPROVING CLASS VIII A STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT BY GIVING VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL REINFORCEMENT AT SMPN 1 SUKOWONO JEMBER IN THE 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR Ma?ruf, Hamim; Rofiq, Annur; Sundari, Siti
Pancaran Pendidikan Vol 2 No 3 (2013)
Publisher : Pancaran Pendidikan

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Abstract.This classroom action research was intended to improveclass VIII A students? speaking achievement at SMPN 1 Sukowono. There are 37 students and most of them have difficulty in speaking English.To solve the problems, the researcher used reinforcement. The form of reinforcement was verbal and non-verbal reinforcement. The result in the first cycle showed 70.27% of the students were active in the first meeting and 75.67% of the students were active in the second meeting.There were 67.5% of the students achieved ?65 in speaking test. Dealing with the results, it was necessary to continue the action to the second cycle.In the second cycle, 81% of the students were active in the first meeting and 83.78% of the students were active in the second meeting, and 78.37%of the students got ?65 in speaking test. It means that the minimum requirement percentage of the students who got ?65 had been achieved in cycle II.Thus, teaching speaking by giving verbal and non-verbal reinforcement could improve the students? active participation and their speaking achievement in two cycles.   Key Words: verbal and non-verbal reinforcement, speaking achievement, student?s participation