Dian Arifiah, Heribertus Binawan


This research aimed to improve the seventh graders' speaking skill and their classroom activities through the implementation of digital storytelling media. The students were expected to be more confident in speaking English, enriching their vocabulary and developing their idea. Therefore, this study was directed to (1)
implement the benefits of digital storytelling media related to the seventh graders' speaking activities at home and school (2) explore how digital storytelling could be an effective tool for learning and supporting students'
speaking skill. The data were collected from SMPN 1 Seyegan through observation, interview, questioner, and tests. The researcher gave the material using digital storytelling media, then the students described what they had got from the story. The researcher applied a Classroom Action Research that contained four stages namely planning, action, observation, and reflection. The result showed that there was a significant improvement from the pre-test and post-test. The mean score of the pre-test was 5.6 while the result of the cycle 1 post-test was 7.8 and the post-test was 8.0. The interview and questioner showed that digital storytelling could improve the students' motivation and interest in speaking and eventually develop their English - speaking skill. In conclusion, the digital storytelling succeeded in improving the seventh graders' speaking skill in SMPN 1 Seyegan. As a recommendation, digital storytelling could be one of the effective media in teaching speaking and used as one of the sources for learning English.


Speaking Skill, Digital Storytelling, Seventh Graders

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