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Journal : English Education Journal

5. Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension through Numbered Heads Together Technique (NHT) Rukayah, Rukayah
English Education Journal Vol 5, No 1 (2014): English Education Journal (EEJ)
Publisher : University of Syiah Kuala

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This study focuses on students’ reading comprehension in a descriptive text which is a text type included in the syllabus of SMP/MTsN. This research aims at knowing: (1) how the process of implementation of Numbered Heads Together during teaching and learning process of reading skill, (2) whether Number Heads Together can develop students’ reading comprehension in descriptive text, (3) the students’ responses toward the implementation of numbered heads together in teaching reading skill. The population of this research was the seventh year students of SMPN 11 Banda Aceh. The subject of this research was class VII-5. There are 15 students. This research was conducted in two cycles which involved planning, implementing, observing, and reflecting. The data of the research were collected by reading comprehension test, observation sheet, and questionnaire sheet. The research findings show that the application of Numbered Heads Together can improve students’ reading comprehension in descriptive text. It can be proved from the increasing percentage of the students from cycle 1 to cycle 2.Keywords: Reading Comprehension, and Numbered Heads Together