MAKING STUDENTS TO INVOLVE IN SPEAKING THROUGH SENTENCE MEMORISING: A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH IN SMPN 4 SAMALANTAN
Globalisation has altered how English is utilised in multilingual communities. In order to achieve their purpose, people must be able to interact with one another. The concept of teaching English has evolved to reflect the current global environment. Memorizing a sentence or phrase is considered effective for students because it may help students to increase students’ confidence to speak. The research method of this study is classroom action research (CAR). The purpose is to develop new skills or new approaches and to solve problems with direct application to the classroom or working world setting. The participants of the research are the English teacher and the students of VII B of SMPN 4 Samalantan which consists of 32 students. Based on the score obtained in the first cycle, the result in the first cycle indicates that students pass the score equal or greater than 70 as the Minimum involvement Criterion. In the second cycle, students pass the score equal or greater than 70 as the Minimum involvement Criterion. The results of the checklist table in the first and second cycles demonstrated that students are actively participating in speaking class. In the second cycle, students were involved in memorising the sentence, able to memorise the sentence or phrase, enthusiastic in participating in class, and were able to use the sentence or phrase for communicating with their friends.