Tavıl, Z. Müge; Söylemez, A. Selmin
March 2008
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2008, Vol. 12 Issue 35, p371
Academic Journal
Teaching very young learners requires continuous repetition and review of the learned information. Games, songs, craft-art activities and storytelling are the techniques that can be applied to very young learners. Storytelling is a great tool to teach vocabulary to very young learners as words are best learnt in context. Repetition is also necessary to learn the new words. By the help of the stories, the students not only listen to the words in context but also repeat them. The aim of this study is to determine whether the very young learners learn the words presented in the story at the recognition level. In this study pre-post test was used as a data collection instrument. The students were not literate in their mother tongue, so the test that was applied to them was a "Point to" test. The participants were chosen randomly. They were twelve 5 year old students at Yenimahalle Neşeli Adımlar Club-Kindergarten. The story (The Three Little Pigs and The Wolf) was told to the students for three weeks. At the end of the study, it was observed that all the students had learned the words at recognition level and four of the students were also able to produce the words. The pre and post tests showed that the students could not point to the mentioned words before the application but they were all successful in recognition of the selected words.


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