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IMPROVING EIGHTH YEARS STUDENTS ABILITY IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXT USING PICTURES SERIES

ABSTRACT

The ability of the eight grade students of SLTP Negeri 1 Probolinggo in writing recount text was still unsatisfactory. The students were unable to express their ideas in a good paragraph. They made a number of mistakes in their writing in terms of content, organization, vocabulary, and grammar. To overcome this problem, the researcher tries to use picture series as a strategy in the teaching writing in recount text. This research, which aimed at improving the ability of the eight grade students of SLTP Negeri 1 Probolinggo in writing recount text using picture series. The research problem is how can picture series can be used to improve the ability of the eight grade students of SLTP Negeri 1 Probolinggo in writing recount text. The research design was a Classroom Action Research (CAR) that was a process in which researcher himself conducts the teaching to improve the students learning and to recover the students’ problems or difficulties in the process of writing instruction. The researcher worked through the cyclic process which consists of four steps, namely planning, implementing, observing, and reflecting. Based on the result of students’ final writing, it was found that the students have a significant improvement. It means that the use of picture series strategy has positive impact in teaching and learning English. The students’ ability in generating ideas, organizing ideas, choosing words and using grammar developed better than before the strategy implemented. Additionally, the improvement also can be seen in the gain of 10 points from the preliminary score. In the preliminary study, Most of the students got the score below 5.5 that is minimum criteria/Kriteria Ketuntasan Minimal (KKM). Only 16% (5 of 30) students who pass. In the cycle I, there were 14 students or 47 % of the students...