Improving quality of story telling teaching through cooperative method at elementary school in rural area. Purpose of this research was to describe improvement of process and learning achievement in story telling at an elementary school in rural area. The research was a collaborative action research among researcher, teachers, and students. Data about process and learning achievement of story telling was collected through observation, interview, and test technique. Research results showed: Firstly, with a simple and clear story stimulus complemented with cooperative method (contains 4 children), motivation in reception story stimulus, story telling practice activities, and cooperative activities in group story telling was improved. Secondly, with cooperative method, story-telling competencies was improved, especially through giving feedback among students in one group.