Improving Students’ Writing Skill in Descriptive Text Through Animation Pictures at Grade VIII of SMPN 15 Bengkulu
Keywords:Animation pictures, descriptive text
This study was classroom action research. The aim of this study was to investigate animation pictures whether or not can improve students’ writing skill in writing descriptive text at grade VIII A of SMPN 15 Kota Bengkulu. An animation picture is simply a series media of still photos shown through a slideshow, show steps in a progress, or movements of pictures. It is useful for the teacher to make effective media, and add interest to the teacher’s teaching. And also the students would be motivated what they want to write. The participants of this research were 32 students. They were 24 girls and 8 boys. The instruments of this research were students’ writing product and observation checklist of students’ activities. This research was conducted three cycles and the evaluation of tasks was administered at the end of each cycle. The result showed that animation pictures has improved the students’ writing skill in descriptive text. Animation pictures were effective media in improving students’ writing skills in writing descriptive text. The students were interested in animation pictures and motivated to write a descriptive text. Improvement of students’ writing skill was significantly good. They could express the ideas, some students could write descriptive text well.
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