Improving Students’ Speaking Skill Through Predicting With Storytelling at Grade XI/Social Science SMAN 10 Bukit Barisan Pekanbaru
Jurnal OJS Speaking Skill
Speaking skill is one of the important skill in learning English. However, the students speaking skill of grade XI/ Social Science SMAN 10 Bukit Barisan Pekanbaru don’t achieve the students’ speaking minimum standard score as required by curriculum. This problem might be caused by the teacher techniques in teaching. This research is aimed at determining the effectiveness of predicting with storytelling in improving the students’ speaking skills. Besides this research is also to identify the factors which influence the improvements of the students speaking skill through predicting with storytelling. This research was a Classroom Action Research which consited of three cycles. Each cycle involved planning, action, observation and reflection. The instrument used in this research were observation and speaking test. Observation was aimed to know both students and the teacher activities during the process of teaching and learning. Meanwhile speaking test means to evaluate the students speaking skill at the end of each cycle. At the first cycle, it was found that the average score of the students’ speaking test is 59. Because of this research is not satisfied yet, so the research was continued the second cycle. Then, in cycle two it was found that the average score of the students speaking test is 66. Some factors that might be caused the improvement of the students speaking skill are materials, media, activities, classroom management, and teacher’s approach. To get better result and to make the students more familiar with predicting storytelling so the third cycle was done. Finally, it was found that the average score of students’ speaking test is 75. Based on the finding above, it is concluded that predicting with storytelling is an effective way in improving the students’ speaking skill.