“Can Islamic Stories be Used as Supplementary English Materials at Islamic Elementary Schools?”
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The purposes of this research were to confirm the possibility of Islamic stories being used as supplementary materials for English teaching and give an analysis about how to develop Islamic stories for English teaching materials. This research used qualitative design by using interviews and documentation to collect research data. The interviews with the school principal, English teacher, and one of the parents were carried out to obtain data regarding the curriculum and policies, the target needs and learning needs of the English subject. Documentation was managed to support the findings regarding vision and mission, and curriculum instruments such as syllabus/ lesson plans, teaching materials, and learning resources. The results show that Islamic stories can be used as supplementary materials to integrate English teaching and Islamic values in the context of Islamic elementary schools. Islamic stories should be developed by considering several aspects and steps such as the curriculum, the language used, illustration and appearance, guidance for teachers and moral lessons/values.