Dhia Alfa Della, Wardah Hayati, Fajrianor Fajrianor


The objective of this research is to find out whether or not THIEVES teaching strategy effective and improve students’ reading comprehension. This research was carried out from March 12th to April 15th 2019. In this research, the researcher used quantitative method based on experimental research. The design of this research is quasi experimental with pre-test and post-test. The population of this research was the students at second grade MA NIPI RAKHA which consist of 199 students with divided into six classes. The sample of this research was XI MAK as the control class which consist of 25 students and XI KEAG A as the experimental class which consist of 36 students. The results showed that from calculating t-test, t value = 2.43 was higher than t table for α: 0.05 = 2.00 (2.43>2.00). The alternative hypothesis (Ha) is accepted and null hypothesis (H0) is rejected. It can be concluded that there is significant difference in the students’ score in explanation text with the second grade of MA NIPI RAKHA in the academic year of 2018/2019 who have been taught by using THIEVES strategy and those who have been taught without using THIEVES strategy.


Reading comprehension; THIEVES Strategy; TEFL

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