The Effect Of Literature Circle Strategy On Students’ English Reading Comprehension (Quasi Experimental Research at Eleventh Grade of SMAN 4 Kota Bengkulu in Academic Year 2021/2022)

  • Mifta Huljanah Universitas Islam Negeri Fatmawati Sukarno Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
  • Ali Akbarjono Universitas Islam Negeri Fatmawati Sukarno Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
  • Feny Martina Universitas Islam Negeri Fatmawati Sukarno Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia
Keywords: Reading Comprehension,, Literature Circle Strategy,, ,Quasi- Experimental


The objective of this study was to find out whether or not there was any effect on students' ability to understand texts between students who were taught using the Literature Circle strategy and were not at SMAN 4 Bengkulu City. In this study, researchers used a Quasi Experimental research nonequivalent pretest-posttest control group design. There were 50 students who were sampled as 25 experimental classes and 25 control classes. In the process of data collection, researchers use tests and documentation as research instruments. The test takes the form of multiple choice containing 20 questions. Tests are given to both experimental and control classes as pre-test and post-test. To verity the hypothesis, researchers used an independent sample t-test in the SPSS 22 program. At the end of the implementation of literature circles the mean students’ score reading comprehension pre-test (60`60) and post-test (71.60 were compared, is significant difference. The hypothesis test results show that the output of the independent sample t-test (sig. 2-tailed) is 0.000 which is lower than 0.05 and the tcount value is 4.775 which is higher than the t-table df= 48 (2.010). Based on the results, it can be concluded that literature circles is effective in developing students’ abilities to be more active, analyzing, creating, writing, discussing and presenting. It can help to build students motivation and comprehension in their interaction. Therefore, means that teaching reading comprehension skills by using Literature Circle strategies has any effects on students' reading ability to comprehending the texts.


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