E-storybook Berbasis Aktivitas Bercerita dalam Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris

Noni Agustina, Okti Kurniasih


One of English skills that is important is speaking. English is a global language used by people around the world as communication tool. In fact, speaking skill has not been explored much. Moreover, it is found that many students use their mother tongue in their class. Therefore it is very essential to be taught in the classroom. One of the strategies applied is the use of e-storybook in the class. This study applies qualitative approach and case study as research methodology. The data source is third graders of Budi Luhur Pondok Aren elementary school. The results showed that the use of e-storybook based retelling story can help students to retell the story and have the story understanding. They are also glad to use the e-storybooks because they are equipped by various digital features. 

Key words: e-storybook, speaking skill, retelling story and story understanding

Salah satu kemampuan bahasa Inggris yang sangat penting adalah kemampuan berbicara mengingat bahasa Inggris sebagai bahasa global yang digunakan sebagai alat komunikasi oleh masyarakat dunia. Oleh karena itu kemampuan berbicara dalam bahasa Inggris sangat penting diajarkan kepada siswa-siswi di sekolah karena kemampuan tersebut belum secara maksimal tereksplorasi. Masih ditemukan di dalam kelas, siswa-siswi menggunakan bahasa ibu mereka. Salah satu strategi yang digunakan untuk membantu kemampuan berbicara siswa adalah dengan menerapkan penggunaan e-storybook di dalam kelas khususnya dalam pembelajaran bahasa Inggris. Studi ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif dan studi kasus sebagai metode penelitian. Sumber datanya adalah siswa-siswi kelas 3 SD Budi Luhur Pondok Aren. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa penggunaan e-storybook yang berbasis aktivitas bercerita dapat membantu kemampuan berbicara siswa dan kemampuan memahami isi cerita. Selain itu siswa lebih senang menggunakan e-storybook karena dilengkapi dengan berbagai macam fitur digital.

Kata kunci: e-storybook, kemampuan berbicara, aktivitas bercerita dan   pemahaman isi cerita


Brown, H. Douglas. 2004. Language assessment. Principle and classroom practices. NY: Longman.

Brown, H. Douglas. 2007. Teaching by principles. An interactive approach to language pedagogy. NY: Longman Pearson.

Burns, Robert B. 2000. Introduction to research method.Fourt edition. Australia: Pearson Education Australia Limited

Cresswell, John W. 1998. Qualitative inquiry and research design. USA: Sage Publication.

Cresswell, John W. 2008. Educational research. Planning, conducting,and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. Third edition. New Jersey: Pearson

Crystal, David.2003. English as a global language.Second edition. UK: Cambridge University Press

Davis, Vanessa. 2012. Does electronic versus paper book experience result in differences in level of emergent literacy development in young children.

Effendy, Onong U. 2005.Ilmu komunikasi: teori dan praktek. Bandung: Remaja Rosdakarya.

Gibson et al. 2003. The Power of Story Telling.Spring 2003. Retrieved in www.nationalservicesource.org.

Harrasi, Kothar. 2012. Using Stories in English Omani Curriculum. English Language Teaching Journal.Vo.5 No.11. Retrieved in www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/elt/article/view/20514

Hughes, Rebecca. 2002. Teaching and researching speaking. Great Britain: Pearson Education.

Jeoung. 2010. A comparison of the influence of electronic books and paper books on reading comprehension, eye fatigue, and perception. Retrieved from www.emeraldinsight.com

Jianing, Xu. 2007. Storyteling in the EFL speaking classroom. Iteslj.org. Vol.XIII, No.11.

Jones, Troy and Brown Carol. 2011. Reading engagement: a comparison between e-books and traditional print books in an elementary classroom. International journal of instruction.

Jong Maria T.De, and Adriana G.Bus. 2003. How well suited are electronic books to supporting literacy. Journal of early childhood literacy.Sage publication.

Korat, Ofra. 2008. Reading electronic books as a support for vocabulary, story comprehension, and word reading in kindergarten and first grade. Retrieved from www.elsevier.com

Luoma, Sari. 2004.Assessing Speaking. UK: Cambridge University Press.

Mello, Robbin. 2001. The Power of Storytelling: How Oral Narrative Influences

Children's Relationships in Classrooms. Volume 2 Number 1.University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.Retrieved in http://www.ijea.org/v2n1

Miller and Pennycuff. 2008. The Power of Story: Using Storytelling to Improve Literacy Learning. Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in EducationVol. 1, No. 1. Retrieved in jcpe.wmwikis.net/file/view/miller.pdf

Moody. 2010. Using electronic books in the classroom to enhance emergent literacy skills in young children. Journal of literacy and technology.Volume 11, No.11.

Nunan, David. 1992. Reseach methods in language learning. New York:Cambridge University Press

Smeets, Daisy J.H and Adriana G.Bus. 2012. Interactive electronic storybooks for kindergartners to promote vocabulary growth. Retrieved from www.elsevier.com

Ur, Penny.2012. A course in English language teaching. UK: Cambridge University


  • There are currently no refbacks.

View My Stats