ASSISTANCE IN IMPROVING READING SKILLS AT SD NEGERI CIHANJAWAR
This research is backgrounded by the low reading ability of grade II elementary school students, this is evident from the overall number with a percentage of 5% of some students in their reading ability is still relatively low, and teachers in institutions still apply the lecture method so that students tend to only listen. Some factors of grade II elementary school students cannot read it because the elementary school does not require students to take part in learning in kindergarten, so that children do not have the ability to read when they enter elementary school, and the lack of awareness from parents of students towards children's education in pre-school., The purpose of this devotion is to improve the reading ability of grade II students of SD Negri Cihanjawar. The research method used is Participatory Action Research (PAR), the subject of this study is that there are several grade II students of SD Negri Cihanjawar totaling 7 students, 4 men and 3 women. The steps taken in this service are first to carry out observations in the classroom by means of student reading tests one by one, secondly to carry out the program by introducing alphabet letters for students who do not know it followed by the combination of letters The results of the dedication that have been carried out show bahwa: 1) the ability to read the beginning of grade II students of SD Negri Cihanjawar, judging from writing syllables, in reading syllables students are quite able even though they still need more guidance. 2) the ability to read connecting letters is already better, even though it still has to be so smooth. 3) students' reading ability does not have to be spelled, even though there are still sentences that must be spelled. Analysis of observational data carried out during learning by applying the Syllable method has an increase in student learning outcomes. Theimplementation of learning using the Syllable method has been proven to improve students' reading skills.
Keywords: Accompaniment, reading beginnings, abilities