Applying Know-Want-Learn Strategy in Teaching Reading for Senior High School Students: A Study of Students’ Extrapolative Reading Comprehension

Risman Wanci


The objectives of this research were: (1) to find out whether or not the use of Know-Want-Learn Strategy improves the students’ reading comprehension on extrapolative level; and (2) to find out the students’ perception toward the use of Know-Want-Learn Strategy in teaching reading. This research applied a pre-experimental design. It was held at SMA Negeri 12 Makassar. The population of this research was all the tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 12 Makassar, in academic years 2013/2014. Simple random sampling was applied to take sample in this research. The sample of this research was 30 students out from the population. The research data were collected by using two kinds of instruments: reading test for the students’ reading comprehension, and questionnaires for the students’ perception. Data on the students’ reading comprehension were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, and the data on students’ perception were analyzed using Liker Scale. The results of this research were: (1) the use of Know-Want-Learn Strategy in teaching reading improved the students’ reading comprehension on extrapolative level, (2) the students’ perception toward the use of Know-Want-Learn Strategy was positive. The result of the students’ perception revealed that the use of Know-Want-Learn Strategy increased the students’ interest in joining the reading class.


KWL Strategy; Reading Comprehension; Extrapolative Comprehension.

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