Maulinda Mukhofifah
Nur Ekaningsih


The purpose of the research was known no matter if use of discussion small group technique was successful in enhancing students reading comprehension of text narrative of tenth graders Sultan Agung 1 Islamic High School Semarang in the academic year 2021/2022. This study was conducted at Sultan Agung 1 Islamic High School Semarang. Located at Jalan Mataram No. 657, Wonodri, Central Java, Indonesia. This kind of the research was experimental quasi. Population in this research was tenth graders of SMA Islam Sultan Agung 1 Semarang. Sample were X MIPA 4 was control class while X MIPA 2 as the experimental class. When gathering data, researcher applied a pre-test and post-test were two tests. The outcome of this research indicated pre-test score means control group 56.42 and experimental group 59.46. Treatment completed, post-test score means control group 69.00 while the means score experimental group 78.58. The outcome indicated a significant dissimilarity both classes in post-test. The outcome analysis t-test was sig (2-tailed) .000 < 0.05. Thus, it may be said technique small group discussion was efficient was effective to increase readers’ comprehension in students of narrative text.


Small Group Discussion, Reading Comprehension, Narrative Text

Full Text:



Abiodun-Oyebanji, O. J. (2020). Research Variables: Types, Uses And Definition of Terms. Research in Education, 43–55. Al Shdaifat, S., Al-Haq, F. A. A., & Al-Jamal, D. (2019). The Impact of an E-Mind Mapping Strategy on Improving Basic Stage Students’ English Vocabulary. Jordan Journal of Modern Languages and Literatures, 11(3), 385–402. Arisman, R., & Haryanti, I. S. (2019). Using Small Group Discussion to Improve Students’ Reading Achievement on Narrative Text. English Community Journal, 3(1), 325–334. Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2020). Research Metods in Education. Daulay, S. H. (2019). Students’ Reading Comprehension Achievement in Narrative Text Through Team Practice Technique. International Journal on Language, Research and Education Studies, 3(3), 494–506. Devira, M. (2017). The Reading Comprehension Problems Faced by English Department Students of Syiah Kuala University. Jurnal Seuneubok Lada, 4(1), 38–45. Ghasemi, A., & Zahediasl, S. (2012). Normality Tests for Statistical Analysis: A guide for Non-Statisticians. International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 10(2), 486–489. Gopalan, M., Rosinger, K., & Ahn, J. Bin. (2020). Use of Quasi-Experimental Research Designs in Education Research: Growth, Promise, and Challenges. Review of Research in Education, 44, 218–243. Hidayat, I., Harida, E. S., & Siregar, S. R. (2020). Reading Narrative Text of The Students’ Man Nagasaribu. IOC-TBI – The First International Conference of TBI, 40–53. Irawan, D. H. (2017). Small Group Work Technique to Improve Reading Comprehension of First Grade of Marine Academy of Banyuwangi. Discovery, 2(1), 20–40. Khoirunnisa, A., & Widodo, E. (2019). Students’ Difficulties in Comprehending Narrative Text. TELL: Teaching of English Language and Literature Journal, 7(2), 65–74. Marliasari, S. (2017). Teaching Reading Comprehension by Using Skimming and Scanning Techniques to The Tenth Grade Students of Sman 1 Gelumbang. English Community Journal, 1(2), 109–122. Maslina, Y., Rahmi, R., & Mulyani. (2020). The Use of Small Group Discussion in Teaching Reading Comprehension (A Descriptive Study At The Second-Semester Students ’ of English Department of Stkip Bina Bangsa Getsempena Banda Aceh ). Jurnal Ilmiah Mahasiswa Pendidikan, 1(1). Nisa, R., Safaruna, S., & Wicaksono, D. F. (2018). Students’ Ability in Mastering Reading Comprehension. Getsempena English Education Journal (GEEJ), 5(1), 24–30. Rusmiati. (2015). The Effect of Game Through Small Groups in Teaching Reading Comprehension. JELTIM (Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials), 1(3), 29–35. Usu, T., & Adi. (2021). The Effectiveness of Small Group Discussion in Teaching Reading Comprehension of Narrative Text At x Grade in Sman 1 Wolowae. 4(1), 11–18.


Article Metrics

Abstract views : 177| PDF views : 131


  • There are currently no refbacks.