Liza Oktarini


This research was a classroom action research. The objective of this research was to explain
whether using Inquiry Based Learning Strategy can improve students’ reading comprehension
and factors improved the students’ reading comprehension at the 8A students of SMPN 7 Kota
Bengkulu. The subjects of this research were 32 students, consisted of 15 males and 17 females.
The instruments of this research were reading comprehension tests, students’ and teacher’s
observation checklists and field notes and interview. The research was conducted into two
cycles which included plan, action, observe, and reflect. The test was given at the end of each
cycle. The result of this research shows that using Inquiry Based Learning strategy improved
students’ reading comprehension. There were 34.37% of students passed the standard score
>65 in cycle 1 and improved into 75% in cycle 2. The improvement was influenced by the
Inquiry Based Learning strategy, used of media and materials chosen and the teacher activities
in the process of teaching and learning.


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