SKRIPSI Jurusan Sastra Inggris - Fakultas Sastra UM, 2019

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The Use of Short Stories with Hidden Pictures to Improve Students’ Vocabulary Achievement at Fifth Grade of MI Gempolan IIKediri.

Chorida Dira Amelia



This study was conducted to improve the students’ vocabulary achievement through short stories with hidden pictures. Short stories with hidden pictures is a media in which some nouns, adjectives and verbs contained in the story text were replaced with folded paper hiding the pictures that give clues about the meaning of the words. This study used Classroom Action Research (CAR) as the research design which was conducted in one cycle consisting of planning, implementing, observing and reflecting stages. The instruments for the data collection were vocabulary test, observation checklist, field notes, and questionnaire. The data gained from the vocabulary test after the implementation of the media showed that the result had achieved the criteria of success which stated that at least 80% of the students gained score above the minimum passing grade which was 65. None of sixteen students got score below 65. In addition, the data gained from the field note and observation checklist showed that more than 80% of the students gave positive responses toward the implementation of the media by participating actively. Based on the result of this study, it is suggested the short stories with hidden pictures be used by the English teacher as an alternative media to improve other language skills or components with different strategy of teaching. It is also important to pay attention to the weaknesses of this media. First, the development of it takes a lot of time. Second, the media is not practical and durable.

Keywords: short stories, hidden pictures, vocabulary achievement