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Journal : Jurnal Didascein Bahasa

The Effectiveness of Teaching English Vocabulary in the theme of "Animals And Plants" Using Crossword Puzzle Setiawan, Heru
JURNAL DIDASCEIN BAHASA Vol 1, No 1 (2015): November
Publisher : UNIVERSITAS TRIDINANTI PALEMBANG

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ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to find out whether or not it was effective teaching English vocabulary in the theme of "Animals and Plants" using crossword puzzle. The population of this study was the seventh grade students of Junior High School Sriwijaya of Palembang in the academic year 2013/2014. The sample was taken from one class that consists of 30 students through convenience non-random sampling. The method of this study was the pre-experimental method with one group pre-test and post-test design. The data were obtained by means of the test, the result were analyzed through matched t-test formula. Based on the study, it was to found that teaching English vocabulary in the theme of "animals and plants" using crossword puzzle to the seventh grade students of Junior High School Sriwijaya of Palembang was effective. The students score has increased from 67.7 in the pre-test to 85.08 in the post-test and it was found that t-test was higher than t-table (7.3 > 1.697). It means that teaching English vocabulary in the theme of "animals and plants" using crossword puzzle was significantly effective. Key words: vocabulary, animals and plants theme, crossword puzzle  
IMPROVING THE TENTH GRADERS’ WRITING AND SPEAKING ABILITIES IN RETELLING NARRATIVE STORIES THORUGH STORYBOARD AT MAN 3 PALEMBANG Setiawan, Heru
Jurnal Didascein Bahasa Vol 3 Nomor. 1, November 2017
Publisher : Jurnal Didascein Bahasa

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This study aimed to find out whether or not there was a significant improvement in writing and speaking abilities in narrative stories of the students who were taught by using Storyboard and those who were not. This study applied a quasi experimental design. The population of the study was the tenth graders with the total number of 224, where sixty-four students were taken as the sample by using purposive sampling. The data were collected by using writing and speaking tests and analyzed statistically by using paired-sample t-test and independent sample t-test. Based on the result independent sample t-test for writing test and the value of t-obtained (6.042) was higher than critical value of t-test (2.000 and 1.994). In addition, the value of t-obtained of speaking (4.649) was higher than critical value of t-test (2.000 and 1.994). This means that there was significant improvement in the abilities to write and speak narrative stories between the students who were taught by using Storyboard and those who were not. Thus, the use of storyboard could improve the students‘ writing and speaking abilities in retelling narrative stories.Keywords: Improving, writing, speaking, abilities, and storyboard