E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2024

Enhancing Students’ Reading Ability with Let’s Read Asia Website at Eleventh Grade of SMK AL Fattah: A Classroom Action Research

Author(s): Orchidea Cantika, Syafrizal Syafrizal, Sutrisno Sadji Evenddy


The research objectives were to describe the process of teaching reading with Let’s Read Asia website and to know the students’ enhancement in reading ability with Let’s Read Asia website. The research subject was 17 students in the eleventh grade of SMK Al Fattah. Before applying the treatment to the students, the researcher identified some issues with this class: the students lacked interest in reading English text, lost figures that influenced reading, and avoided reading English text out of laziness. The researcher then used the Let's Read Asia website to read English text. This website was accessible through their smartphones. This research used CAR, which consisted of three steps: the pre-test, cycles 1 and 2, and post-tests 1 and 2. The researcher used tests, observation sheets, and documentation as the research instruments. The students’ average achievement in the pre-test was 71.76 before the researcher conducted the treatment. In comparison, the average score of students’ achievement in the first cycle was 75.58, an enhancement of 3.82 points from the pre-test. During that time, the students are more interested in reading English texts. Meanwhile, the average score of students in the second cycle is 88.82, an increase of 13.24 points from cycle 1. The researcher stopped the cycle there because the expected enhancement was achieved. Therefore, Let's Read Asia has successfully influenced the students' reading abilities. In conclusion, students' reading abilities enhanced due to the Let's Read Asia website's reading instruction process, as seen by the enhancement of 17.06 points from pre-test to post-test 2, indicating an enhanced students' understanding of English texts from cycle to cycle.

Keywords: Classroom Action Research, Enhancing Reading Ability, Let's Read Asia, Narrative Text

Pages: 347-351

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