Four-Page Fabric Books to Help Students in Story Telling


Educators and parents often look for teaching and learning materials for students based on a number of features, namely, materials that are easy to find, affordable and teacher-parent-friendly. Researchers have created a four-page fabric book as a resource to help teachers and parents engage in story-telling activities during class. The purpose of storytelling activities is to increase vocabulary, improve communication ability and student confidence. Four-page fabric books have storylines through characters, objects and situations created using a variety of fabrics. This qualitative study uses observation and interview methods to obtain data. The findings show that teachers can produce four-page storybooks and that teachers are confident that activities can be carried out with students. The formulation of appropriate aids can help teachers diversify the material in their student storytelling activities.


Fabric books; storytelling; vocabulary; communication


  • Abd Khalil Adnan. (2017). Reka bentuk model program perkembangan profesionalisme guru Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya .
  • Kauffman, J.M. & Hallahan, D. P. (2005). Special Education: What It Is And Why We Need It. 2nd edition. Boston ; Montreal : Pearson/ Allyn and Bacon.
  • Li, Y.W., Mai, N., & Tse-Kian, N. (2014). Impact of learner-centred teaching environment with the use of multimedia-mediated learning modules in improving learning experience. Jurnal Teknologi. 68(2), pp. 65-71.
  • Meyers, C. & Jones, T.B. (1993). Promoting active learning. Strategies for the college classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers.
  • Mohd.Sharani Ahmad, (2006). Mengurus kanak-kanak yang susah belajar. Seberang Prai Tengah: PTS.
  • Peter, C.J., Emeliana, E. & Mohd Sofi, N. (2010). Perkembangan Kurikulum Pendidikan Khas Teknik dan Vokasional. Dicapai pada September 14, 2012, dari ms.1 di kurikulum_Pendidikan_Khas_Teknik_dan_Vokasional.pdf.
  • Shahabuddin Hashim & Rohizani Yaakub (2003). Psikologi pembelajaran dan personaliti. Bentong: PTS Publications & Distributors Sdn.Bhd. Winkel, W. S., & Hastuti, M. S. (2005). Bimbingan dan Konseling di Institusi Pendidikan. Media Abadi.
  • Silberman, M. (2000). Pembelajaran Aktif : 101 Strategik untuk Mengajar Apa Jua Pelajar. (Ahmad, Z. Trans.). Kuala Lumpur. Institut Penterjemahan Malaysia. 2004.
  • Syamsulaini Sidek & Mashitoh Hashim (2016). Video-Based Teaching in Student-Centered Learning: Analysis and Critical Review: Journal of ICT in Education (JICTIE) ISSN 2289-7844 / Vol. 3 / 2016 / 24-33.
  • Zalizan Mohd Jelas. (Pnyt.). 2009. Pendidikan Kanak-Kanak Bekeperluan Khas: Konsep dan Amalan. Bangi: Fakulti Pendidikan, Universiti kebangsaan Malaysia.