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Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities

Year 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, 152 - 164, 03.09.2021
https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.893993

Abstract

In this paper, the writing sections in Primary School English Coursebooks were reviewed to determine the creative writing activities and content analysis method was used in the context of document review. In this process, the coursebooks published by Ministry of National Education Publications and private publishing houses were both selected from each grade level. Results of the review showed that, creative writing types are not included enough in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade textbooks. Though 7th and 8th grade books have a large number of creative writing activities, they do not have enough genre types. In addition to that review, writing skill learning outcomes given in the syllabi and the writing activities in the books reviewed in this paper are also compared. After a comparison of the books of the publications was made, it is revealed that the private publishing houses’ textbooks have more types of genre than the other ones have.

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Year 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, 152 - 164, 03.09.2021
https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.893993

Abstract

References

  • Acar, A. (2006). Designing an effective ELT primary school textbook model by means of evaluating the primary school ELT textbooks: A sample in the designated group and context. (Doctorate Dissertation). Dokuz Eylul University/Institute of Educational Sciences, İzmir.
  • Ak, E. (2011). The effect of creative writing techniques on the 5th grade students' written expression skills in Turkish lesson. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Dokuz Eylul University/Institute of Educational Sciences, İzmir.
  • Brewster, J., Ellis, G. & Girard, D. (2003). The primary English teacher’s guide. (Revised ed.). London: Penguin.
  • British Council, IDP Education, Cambridge Assesment. (2018). Test taker performance 2018. Retrieved from: https://www.ielts.org/teaching-and-research/test-taker-performance.
  • Brookes, A., Grundy, P. (1998). Beginning to write: Writing activities for elementary and intermediate learners. Cambridge: Oxford University Press.
  • Bruner, J. (1960). The Process of education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Chamcharatsri, P. B. (2012). Emotionality and composition in thai and english (Order No. 3521904). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1035327896). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/emotionality-composition-thai-english/docview/1035327896/se-2?accountid=15340.
  • Chamcharatsri, P. B. (2013). Emotionality and second language writers: Expressing fear through narrative in Thai and English. L2 Journal, 5(1), 59-75.
  • Cheung, W., M., Tse, S., K., Tsang, H., W. (2011). Teaching creative writing skills to primary school children in Hong Kong: Discordance between the views and practices of language teachers. Journal of creative behaviour. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2162-6057.2003.tb00827.x. Retrieved date: 26.01.2021.
  • Cristopher, E. (1996). Teaching creative writing in the elementary school (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No: ED391182 ED380803).
  • Dawson, P. (2005). Creative writing and the new humanities, New York: Taylor & Francis e-Library.
  • Demirel, Ö. (1999). Foreign language teaching in primary schools. İstanbul: Ministry of National Education Publishing.
  • ETS. (2018). Test and score data summary for TOEFL iBT® Tests. Retrieved from: https://www.ets.org/s/toefl/pdf/toefl_tsds_data.pdf.
  • ETS. (2018a). A snapshot of the individuals who took the GRE® General Test. Retrieved from: https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/snapshot_test_taker_data_2018.pdf.
  • European Commission (2012, September 20th). Children in Europe start learning foreign languages at an increasingly early age. [Press Release]. Retrieved from: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_12_990.
  • GMAC. (2018). GMAT® GeoChart Trend Report 2018. Retrieved from: https://www.gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/gmat-test-taker-data/gmat- geoChart- trend-report-2018.pdf.
  • Göçen, G. (2019). The effect of creative writing activities on elementary school students’ creative writing achievement, writing attitude and motivation. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 15(3), 1032-1044. Doi: 10.17263/jlls.631547.
  • Harris, M. (2015). Teaching One-to-One: The Writing Conference. WAC Clearinghouse Landmark Publications in Writing Studies. The WAC Clearinghouse. Retrieved from: https://wac.colostate.edu/books/landmarks/harris/ (Originally published in 1986 by National Council of Teachers of English).
  • Hyland, K. (2003). Second language writing (Cambridge Language Education). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Doi:10.1017/CBO9780511667251.
  • İnal, S. (2006). A study on the problems of the written English lesson. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2 (2), 180-203. Retrieved from: https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/104668.
  • Kıray, G. (2013). The effect of wrıtıng activities in English coursebooks used at Turkısh state hıgh schools on establıshıng genre awareness, Hasan Ali Yücel Education Faculty Journal, 19, 169-182.
  • Kırkgöz, Y. (2009). Evaluating the English textbooks for young learners of English at Turkish primary education. Procedia-Social Behaviour Sciences. Vol.1, Issue 1, Retrieved date: 30.04.2021. Retrieved from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042809000172.
  • Kim, K., Relkin, N., Lee, K. (1997) et al. Distinct cortical areas associated with native and second languages. Nature 388, 171–174. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/40623.
  • Kirby, L., Liner, T., Vinz, R. (1998). Inside out: Development strategies for teaching writing. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook Publishers Inc.
  • Mirici, İ. Hakkı. (2001). Teaching foreign languages to children. Ankara: Gazi Publishing.
  • Orhon, G. (2008). Yine yazı yazıyoruz. [We are writing again]. (Third Edition). Ankara: Pegem Academy Publishing.
  • Ögeyik, M., Coşkun. (2007). Poem in teaching foreign languages. Ankara: Pegem Academy Publishing.
  • Pelcová, M., Michaela. (2015). Using creative writing as a tool for teaching English as a foreign language. Doctorate Dissertation. Retrieved from: https://is.muni.cz/th/yfcxh/Pelcova_Diploma_thesis_final.pdf.
  • Ramet., A., (2006). Creative writing: How to unlock your imagination, develop your writing skills and get published. (Revised Edition). Oxford: How to Books Ltd.
  • Reigeluth, C.M. (Ed.). (1983). Instructional design theories and models: An overview of their current status (1st ed.). Routledge. Doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203824283.
  • Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education (2018). ENGLISH COURSE TEACHING CURRICULUM (Primary and Secondary School 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades). Retrieved from:http://mufredat.meb.gov.tr/Dosyalar/201812411191321- %C4%B0NG%C4%B0L%C4%B0ZCE%20%C3%96%C4%9ERET%C4%B0M%20P ROGRAMI%20Klas%C3%B6r%C3%BC.pdf.
  • Richards, J., C., (2002) Methodology in language teaching: An anthology of current practice, New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tekir, S., Arıkan, A. (2007). An analysis of English language teaching coursebooks by turkish writers: "let's speak English 7" example. Journal of Human Sciences, 4(2), 1-18.
  • Tok, Ş., Kandemir, A. (2015). Effects of creative writing activities on students’ achievement in writing, writing dispositions and attitude to English. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 174, 1635 – 1642.
  • Yıldırım, A., & Şimşek, H. (2008). Qualitative research methods in social sciences. Ankara: Seçkin Publishing.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Oğuz BAL (Primary Author)
ALANYA ALAADDIN KEYKUBAT UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-4625-4191
Türkiye


Harun ŞAHİN
AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY
0000-0001-8307-4328
Türkiye

Publication Date September 3, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3

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Bibtex @research article { ijcer893993, journal = {International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-3868}, address = {}, publisher = {Muhammed ZİNCİRLİ}, year = {2021}, volume = {8}, pages = {152 - 164}, doi = {10.33200/ijcer.893993}, title = {Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities}, key = {cite}, author = {Bal, Oğuz and Şahin, Harun} }
APA Bal, O. & Şahin, H. (2021). Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research , 8 (3) , 152-164 . DOI: 10.33200/ijcer.893993
MLA Bal, O. , Şahin, H. "Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities" . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 8 (2021 ): 152-164 <http://ijcer.net/en/pub/issue/64631/893993>
Chicago Bal, O. , Şahin, H. "Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 8 (2021 ): 152-164
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ISNAD Bal, Oğuz , Şahin, Harun . "Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 8 / 3 (September 2021): 152-164 . https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.893993
AMA Bal O. , Şahin H. Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2021; 8(3): 152-164.
Vancouver Bal O. , Şahin H. Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2021; 8(3): 152-164.
IEEE O. Bal and H. Şahin , "Review of Primary School English Coursebooks in Terms of Creative Writing Activities", International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 152-164, Sep. 2021, doi:10.33200/ijcer.893993

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