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THE USE OF WORD SQUARE TO INCREASING THE STUDENTS READING COMPREHENSION IN NARRATIVE MATERIALS


THE USE OF WORD SQUARE TO INCREASING THE STUDENTS READING COMPREHENSION IN NARRATIVE MATERIALS
A.    Backround of The Study
English is an important means of communication, which is used by many countries in this world. It plays  an important role in the process of  modernization as an International  language. This is why the Indonesian government chooses English as the first foreign language to be taught in schools (Ramelan, 1992:3). By putting it  as one of the subjects in the curriculum, hopefully, students will have an ability to use English, and when they have mastered it, the way for them to get in touch with the International community is wide open.
Recently from kindergarten to Senior High School (SMA), students learn English in formal and non-formal ways. They realize how important English is in this life, so they intend to master it such a way that they can use that language to communicate with other people. Based on curriculum of 2004, the scope of teaching English at Junior High Schools includes four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In this paper, the writer will perform reading  by looking at the consideration that success in reading will be  very important to students both for academic and vocational advancement.
Although English has been taught for a long time, the result is still considered unsatisfactory especially in reading comprehension. It is because the Indonesian students spend little time to read and discuss books. They think that they???

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