: The purpose of this research is to improve: 1) active in writing the story, and 2) the ability to write stories fifth grade students of SD Muhammadiyah Mangkuyudan 11 Surakarta through picture and picture method. This research is a classroom action research (CAR). The research was conducted in two cycles, with each cycle consisting of planning, action, observation, and reflection. Subjects were fifth grade students of SD Muhammadiyah Mangkuyudan 11 Surakarta totaling 30 students. The results showed that the method could improve the picture and picture activeness and ability to write stories prasiklus to the students of the first cycle and from cycle I to cycle II. It can be concluded that: (1) learning by using picture and picture on the main story writing can increase student activity grade V SD Muhammadiyah 11 Mangkuyudan Surakarta. Activeness seen from the observation of the student learning process that is, before the action amounted to 27%, the second cycle of 60% and a second cycle of 80%. (2) learning by using picture and picture can enhance students' ability to write a story of class V 11 Mangkuyudan SD Muhammadiyah Surakarta. Increased ability to write a story seen from the students' work, before action by 30%, 60% first cycle and the second cycle as much as 83%.