The impact of different types of texts on Turkish language reading comprehension at primary school grade eight students

Temizyuerek F.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.8, no.30, pp.141-152, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 30
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-152
  • Keywords: reading skill, text, text types, language education, EXPOSITORY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


An Analysis of the Problem: Texts have an outstanding role in mother tongue education. The majority of the mother tongue education in schools is achieved through reading activities and by means of texts. Research has proved that the text types make a difference in the students' level of reading comprehension. Again in many studies, it has been identified that the use of different text types influence students' writing skills. In literature review in Turkey, no studies have been encountered on whether the text types influence reading comprehension, and this creates a need for a study to identify the situation.