Ika Rakhmawati


: English is an International language which is also used as a communication tool in international trade and business. As a result, students who want to have access to them must master English well. However, problems arise when students who come from different conditions, cultures and backgrounds meet and speak different languages. Reading is a boring activity by some students; it is because students do not know the strategy in reading. Mostly, the teacher only explains what the generic structure is, the characteristics and how to read the text, not understanding the text. So, it is not enough to get good ideas about reading so as to facilitate students in understanding the contents of reading. Based on the explanation above, the researchers used classroom action research with a cycle model because this study was planned to improve students' reading comprehension in the second semester of STKIP PGRI Tulungagung using Reciprocal teaching. Action research is a form of collective self-reflective inquiry carried out by participants in social situations to enhance the rationality and fairness of their own social or educational practices, as well as their understanding of these practices and the situations in which these practices are carried out (Carr and Kemmis 1988: 5 -6 in Smith, 2007). By conducting a research procedure of collecting data from students, the results of the Cycle I Test obtained in the first cycle, found that students who could achieve a passing score were 23 students (82.14%) and 5 students (17.86%) failed. The predetermined success criteria are 80% of students and the standard value is 80. So, the actions in cycle 1 were successful. From the results of these data, researchers have suggestions for students using Reciprocal teaching, students can improve reading comprehension and it makes students more active in the teaching and learning process, for English language lecturers must use Reciprocal teaching as an alternative way of teaching reading and for future researchers front as a reference to make further research

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