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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Research of 4th Grade Primary School Students’ Level of Usage of the Summarising Strategy (Süleyman Erkam Sulak / Şenol Arslan / Aslı Yıldırım)

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Süleyman Erkam Sulak, Şenol Arslan and Aslı Yıldırım

Research of 4th Grade Primary School Students’ Level of Usage of the Summarising Strategy

Abstract: The aim of this study is to research 4th grade primary school students’ level of usage of the summarising strategy. This research was carried out using a descriptive survey model. A survey model is a research model used to describe a situation existing at that time or in the past as it is. The study group of this study consisted of 60 students studying in the 4th grade of the Bartın Akçalı Primary School and Bartın Kozcağız Ahmetler Primary school in the 2015–2016 academic year. Students were asked to summarise by being giving informative and narrative texts. In obtaining the data of the study, the Summarizing Strategies Rating Scale and the Summarizing the problem Inventory developed by Özçakmak (2015) was used. In the results of the study, the ability to use strategies of summarising on of the reading comprehension strategies and problems faced during summarising of 4th grade students were determined. It was observed that ensures success students have 70.6% success in narrative text summarisation and 65.19% success in informative text summarisation. It was determined that students are more successful in summarising narrative texts than informative texts and they have problems with not using correct reductions and narrative mode.

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