SOLVING READING FOR MAIN IDEA PROBLEM BY THINKING ALOUD TECHNIQUE OF STUDENTS FROM CLASS ½ DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL OF SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY
The study on solving reading for main idea problem by thinking aloud technique has the 2-persons target group of class 1/2 of second semester, 2019 academic year from Demonstration School of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The students were chosen using the purposive sampling by considering their result of reading assessment which did not pass the criteria of 50%. The research tool included four lesson plans with the implementation of thinking aloud technique and a test on reading for main idea with content accuracy of 1.0. Percentage statistics was used on data analysis by presenting the data in tables and descriptions.
The result showed that two students of class 1/2 who are currently studying in 2019 academic year have improved on their reading for main idea skill after the use of thinking aloud technique. The first student passed over 70% while the second student passed over 76.60% of the overall criteria. This indicated that both students has better understanding on reading for main idea since the post-test score was higher than the pre-test’s.