Reinforcing Students’ Vocabulary through Scrabble Game

e. The player uses the time in the game is one minute to create the word. f. The new words can be formed by: 1. Adding one or more of the letter in one word or the letter has already put on the board. 2. Putting the letters crossly in a word or letter that has already on the board. 3. Placing a word in an equal line that has already on the board, with the result that create a complete word. g. The player can use the empty stones to change the letter that he wants. And he must say it. h. Every player can use his turn to change the stones and take the new stones in an equal number. Then, he waits his turn to play the game. i. All words which exists in dictionary can be used except the special name which started by capital letter and abbreviations. Check the word with dictionary whether it corrects or not. j. The game is going on until all of the stones finished and one of the players has used all his stones. k. The scores of each player can be assisted by totaling the letter‟s score that has already been on the board. From the rules of playing scrabble above, it shows:  There are many different rules conducted by each country or region.  Playing scrabble game needs the techniques in making a new word from the tiles given. Making a new word needs to recognize the letter that will form a word.

3. Reinforcing Students’ Vocabulary through Scrabble Game

Once students have mastered the fundamental grammatical pattern of a language, his next task is to master or remember its vocabulary or at least that part of its vocabulary that he needs. Nobody ever learns all the words in any language to learn new words as long as we live. Before the writer discusses how to reinforce vocabulary through scrabble game, the most important one is we must know the meaning of reinforcing. The writer found it refers to wikipedia, reinforcing is defined as describing something used to reinforce while other defines reinforcing as something reinforces. 24 Kufaishi states that a large number of vocabulary items are necessary to success in social, professional and intellectual life; that vocabulary is a vehicle for thought, self-expression, interpretation, and communication. 25 It means reinforcing vocabulary should not be delayed. Scrabble cane be used to get rid of the students‟ boredom and can serve a lot of fun. Scrabble has a great tendency to attract attention of students. It also introduces an atmosphere of gaiety, fun and informality in the classroom. In class situation, way of reinforcing students‟ vocabulary is mostly monotonous so, students will get bored easily. Teacher drills the words to the students and ask them to do some exercises, i.e. completing sentences using the suitable word given. Other example is students are asked to match words on column A with the suitable definition on column B. those kind of exercise will not attract students‟ attention. This can cause the influence on the teaching- learning process in the classroom. In this research, the writer teaches the students about the games topic. There are many vocabularies that the students have to remember. The writer gives the scrabble game to the students of the teaching English with the game topics. The vocabulary that has been taught by the writer, students can find it when they play the game. And the tecgnique of playing scrabble game to reinforce students‟ vocabulary 24 http:en . Wikipedia. Orgwikipediareinforce 25 Adil Al- Kufaishi, A Vocabulary Building Program is Necessary not a Luxury, English: 1989p. 87 is effective. I t is based on the students‟ performances in the classroom and they are looks enjoy with the teaching-learning process.

CHAPTER III RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

This chapter presents the subject of study, place and time of the study, research instrument, technique of data collecting, the role‟s of the writer, techniques of data analyzing, the Classroom Action Research CAR procedures, research design, and the criteria of the action success.

A. Subject of Study

The subject of this study is first grade students of MTs Nurussalam Pondok Pinang. The first grade consists of two classes with 26 students for each class. For this study the researcher just took out 1 class from the classes above as the subject to be applied for this study.

B. Place and Time of the Research

The writer did his research at junior high school namely MTs Nurussalam Pondok Pinang. This school is located on Jl. Ciputat Raya, Kebayoran Lama, Pondok Pinang Jakarta Selatan. The research was held from December, 12 th 2010 to January 20 th , 2011.

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