Aini Nur Rahmah


This research is aimed to: (1) find out the needs of the fifth grade students of Elementary School; (2) explain the steps of a theme-based supplementary English student book for the fifth grade students of Elementary School and (3) describe a theme-based supplementary English student book for the fifth grade of Elementary School. This research was a research and development (R & D) study in which the subjects were the grade V (Ibnu Washil) students of SD Muhammadiyah Sagan. The procedure used in this research adapting from Masuhara in Tomlinson (1998), the steps were conducting the needs analysis, writing the course grid, writing the materials, conducting the expert judgment, and revising the draft. In term of needs analysis, the results showed that: (1) they learned English to be able to comprehend and use English properly in both spoken and written; (2) regarding to the necessity, they need to know English words and meaning; (3) they found it difficult to comprehend conversations in spoken English; (4) they wanted to have a colorful supplementary English student book  with pictures in the materials; (5) they expected to have interesting materials using pictures, songs, and games; (6) they expected to have materials of which the themes were family, sport, and shopping; (7) they liked to have group discussions in English learning process; (8) the teacher should monitor and help the students when it is necessary. Afterwards, the course grid was developed. The materials were developed into three units. Each unit consists of: (1) Warming Up (vocabulary builder); (2) Main Lesson (Let’s Listen and Speak, Let’s Say, and Let’s Read and Write); (3) Reinforcement (Reflection). Further, the results of the expert judgment showed that the developed materials were appropriate in terms of materials content, presentation, language, and layout. The mean value of all aspects were 3.9 which was categorized as “very good” as it is in the range of 3.25 ≤ x ≤ 4.

Keywords: supplementary book, elementary students

Full Text:



Brewster, Jean. And Ellis. 2002. The Primary English Teacher’s Guide. New edition.

Brinton, Donna M. 2001. The Use of Media in Language Teaching in Marrianne Celce (Eds.). Teaching English as a Second of Foreign Language (Third Ed.). Boston, MA: Heinse & Heinle.

Cameron, Lynne.2001. Teaching English to Young Learners. UK: Cambridge University Press.

Departemen Pendidikan Nasional. 2006. Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Satuan Penddikan Dasar dan Menengah. Jakarta: Depdiknas.

Harmer, J. 2001. The Practice of English Language Teaching. Third Edition. Essex: Longman.

Hutchinson, T. and Waters, A. 1987. English for Specific Purposes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. London: Penguin English.

Miles, M. B. and A. M. Huberman. 1994. Qualitative Data Analysis: 2nd Edition. Newbury Park: Sage.

Suharto, G. 2006. Penilaian Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris. Yogyakarta: P2B

Tomlinson, B. 1998. Materials Development in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wesche, M., and Skehan, P., 2002. Communicative teaching, content-based instruction, and task-based learning, In Handbook of Applied Linguistics, ed., R. Kaplan, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


  • There are currently no refbacks.