DEVELOPING VOCABULARY THROUGH CROSSWORD PUZZLES

Feliciano dos Santos, Jose Antonio Sarmento, Agostinho dos Santos Gonçalves

Abstract


This study is a Classroom Action Research which took place for three
weeks at the second grade students of Ensino SECUNDARIO Dom
Martinho da Costa Lopes Maliana in the school year 2018. The
conducting research was done with the second grade students of Ensino
Secundario Dom Martinho da Costa Lopes Maliana in the school year
2018 was administered the pre-test and post-test. Based on the data
analysis and discussion, the means score of pre-test was 6.7 and post-test
was 8. Besides that, It can also be seen the differences between mean
scores of pre-test and post-test with the t-calculation is 6.7 which is
greater than t table =2.060. Therefore the writer concludes that there
were some significance differences between before and after the
implementation teaching English vocabulary because the t test table is
6.7 which is greater than t table is 2.060. It can be interpreted that the
Crosswords Puzzles is considered as the useful strategy to develop
students’ vocabulary. This is why, the English teacher and students are
recommended to use Crosswords Puzzles for the teaching and learning
process of English vocabulary in the classroom.

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