This study aims to describe the ability of grade VIII A students of SMP Advent Tompaso Baru Minahasa Selatan in identifying the elements forming a news text using the CIRC (Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition) learning model and also to describe the application of the CIRC (Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition) learning model can improve the ability of Class VIII A students of SMP Advent Tompaso Baru, South Minahasa in identifying the elements that make up the text of the story. The method used in this research is classroom action research. The data source is the eighth grade students of SMP Advent Tompaso Baru, South Minahasa. Data analysis used percentage analysis technique. The research method applied is theoretical study through online learning. The research was conducted in two cycles, each of which consisted of two meetings. The results showed that in cycle I the ability of class VIII A students of SMP Advent Tompaso Baru, South Minahasa in implementing the elements forming the news text was classified as “underprivileged” because the class average score obtained was 64.90%. Meanwhile, the results of data analysis in cycle II showed that the ability of class VIII A students of SMP Advent Tompaso Baru, South Minahasa in understanding the elements forming a news text was classified as “capable” because the class average score obtained was 89.79%. Although online learning activities are not as effective as offline learning activities because students are not used to using communication technology, they also need electronic devices and internet networks, so most of them feel that distance learning is much more difficult than conventional learning activities. Based on the results obtained, it can be concluded that the application of CIRC can improve students’ abilities in understanding the elements that form a news text by paying attention to aspects of the CIRC learning steps, the material prepared should be adjusted to the test, and the tests given should be adapted to the child’s language.
Sherny Sumual, Ferry Hertog Mandang, Mayske Rini Liando. Ability to identify the elements Forming news text using the Circ (Cooperative integrated reading and composition) learning model for class VIII A students at SMP Advent Tompaso Baru, South Minahasa. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 33-37