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IMPROVING THE SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS READING SKILL THROUGH JIGSAW TECHNIQUE AT SMP


IMPROVING THE SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS READING SKILL THROUGH JIGSAW TECHNIQUE AT SMP
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
  1. Background of Problem
In Indonesia, the use of English as the printing media has been familiar for decades. The local and the international public of Tempo magazine and the Jakarta Post and some other English local magazine provide evidence for such situation. The use of English as a tool to deliver materials in those media indicates that English is widely used In Indonesia. Viewing this condition, English is adopted in the curriculum by which big proportion of school hours given to the teaching and learning. English as a subject matter in school covers the four  basic language skill: listening, speaking, reading and writing. English is a international language and as a compulsory subject to be learn in Indonesia and it is included in national test as a reflection on student’s English mastery.
Recently, English has been becoming number one topic that is being talked by scientist. It is because, almost every person in this earth needs to study English. Learning English is very important. English is essential for education advancement or career development and for interaction with people in other countries. Besides, English is also used to develop science, technology and culture. Based on the national education system, there are four skills which must be acquired by students in learning English, they are reading, listening, speaking and writing. Furthermore, English also has three components that are vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.  Among the four basic skills, reading is one of the most important skills in learning language because the success of their learning depends on the greater part of their ability to read. Based on Cline, F., Johnstone, C., & King, T. (2006: 2) Reading is the process of deriving meaning from text. For the majority of readers, this process involves decoding written text. Some individuals require adaptations such as braille or auditorization to support the decoding process. Understanding text is determined by the purposes for reading, the context, the nature of the text, and the readers’ strategies and knowledge.
Reading is one of the most important skills in  learning  language  because  the  success  of  their  learning  depends  on  the greater part of their ability to read In connection with the purpose of teaching reading,  it  is  important  to  define  what  reading  is.  Reading is construction of meaning from a printed or written message. The  construction  of  meaning involves  the  reader  connecting  information  from  the  ??????

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