• Yunani Atmanegara Tridinanti University Palembang
  • Sendi Ayu Marselita
Keywords: PLAN strategy, reading comprehension


Building a sense of connection between reader and text gives values of reading as a meaningful activity. Adequate instructions bridge struggle readers to read the texts strategically. The four main steps of PLAN strategy namely Predict, Locate, Add, and Note allow readers to have involvement in the text and recognize reading improvement and effort. This study aimed to enhance students’ reading skill using PLAN strategy by applying quasi experimental method.  Sixty students of the tenth grade were involved and divided into two groups, experimental and control group. To collect the data, reading comprehension test was distributed to both groups in the pre-test and post-test. The results of the study showed that experimental group made significant improvement on reading comprehension after being taught by using PLAN strategy. Furthermore, there was a significant difference on reading comprehension between the students who were taught by using PLAN strategy and those who were not. It indicates that a complete process of PLAN strategy could strengthen students’ engagement in reading and positively impact on their learning achievement and experiences.


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How to Cite
Atmanegara, Y., & Marselita, S. (2021). STRENGHTENING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH PLAN STRATEGY. English Empower: Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 6(1), 1-6.