UTILIZING PICTURES IN INCREASING PUPILS’ VOCABULARY MASTERY IN AN EFL CLASS IN PALU CITY INDONESIA

  • Abdul Gafur Marzuki IAIN Palu

Abstract

This research aimed at analyzing the implementation of
pictures technique in increasing vocabulary of the fourth grade
pupils of SDN 6 Palu. This research employed a collaborative
classroom action research design and was implemented in the form
of cycles consisting of four major steps: planning, implementing,
observing and reflecting. The subject of the research were 34 pupils
of grade four B at SDN 6 Palu. The instruments used to collect data
were test, observation checklists, field notes, and questionnaire. This
research was completed in two cycles because the results of the
research in the first cycle did not meet the criteria of success. Each
of cycle comprises four meetings. The findings of the research
showed that the applying of technique in teaching English can
increase pupils’ vocabulary mastery. This is shown by the
improvement of the mean score made by the pupils, that is: 7.04 in
cycle I to 8.10 in Cycle II and the number of the pupils who got
scores at least 6.5 or greater was 22 (64.71%) in cycle I to 34
(100%) in cycle II. In addition, the pupils gave positive response
toward the model applied as reflected from the results of three
variables of measurement of the questionnaire given: learning
motivation, learning result, and tasks accomplishment. It can be
concluded that the pictures technique is effective and applicable in
teaching vocabulary.

 

Published
2018-02-19