THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DESCRIBING PICTURE STRATEGY IN IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILL
This research was done to know whether or not describing picture strategy can help the seventh grade students of SMP Anugerah Tanjungpinang improving their speaking skill. The method used in this research was Classroom Action Research (CAR). There were two instrument used to collect the data, test and observation checklist. This research was using seventh grade student of SMP Anugerah Tanjungpinang which consist of 8 students. The researcher started with pre-cycle by giving the students pre-test mean score in pre-test was 39.3 and no student passed the criteria. After finished with pre-cycle, the researcher continued to apply CAR started with cycle one. In this cycle, the researcher taught the student about describing picture strategy. The mean score of the students’ post-test one was 70.6 and 62.50% students has passed criteria. There was huge improvement in this cycle one but there is no significant, and the researcher continue to the second cycle. In cycle two, the researcher did the same like cycle and the students’ mean score was 86.8 and 87.50% students passed the criteria in percentages. The researcher realized that students’ improvement had achieved researcher’s target of improvement so it can be concluded that implementation of describing picture strategy was succeed to improve students’ speaking skill at the seventh grade students of SMP Anugerah Tanjungpinang.