Developing a Big Book for Teaching Reading to the Third Grade Students of Elementary Schools

Elia Sovina Mardani, Nury Supriyanti


The objectives of the research are to find out the learning needs of the third grade students of elementary schools and develop a big book and the activities for teaching reading for the third grade students of elementary schools. This research was classified into Research and Development (R&D). There were seven steps conducted in this research. The steps were conducting needs analysis, constructing instructional design, designing the media, producing the media, evaluating the media, revising the media, and developing the final draft. The subjects of the research were 23 students in the third grade of SD Negeri Adisucipto 2 Yogyakarta. The data of this study were quantitative obtained from the questionnaires and qualitative obtained from the interview. The questionnaires were distributed to the students and the expert. The quantitative data were analyzed with simple data statistics while the qualitative data were analyzed in the narrative form. The results of the research are the learning needs and the products. The learning needs consist of a fun way learning, media and materials, and an interesting teaching. The products of the research are a big book, activity sheets, and teachers’ guide book for teaching reading to the third grade students of elementary schools. From the assessments and responses given by the expert judgment, it is concluded that the big book and the activities as the products of this research are feasible to be used for teaching reading. The percentage score given by the expert is 91.59%. It is classified that the products are very good and feasible to use in teaching reading for children.


Keywords: teaching reading, developing a big book, reading activities

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