THE STUDENTS GAIN THE FOLLOWINGS AT TURKISH COURSES IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL;
The students gain an all-round pleasure and habit of reading.
They can understand, analyze, interpret what they read, relate their reading with daily life and talk about it.
They enrich their vocabulary based on what they read, listen to and watch.
They know the fundamental information, terminology, and concepts in Turkish and they can correctly use Turkish to influence the target audience purposefully.
They can produce integrated written and oral texts.
They develop themselves in social and cultural respects.
They learn how to ask the right and appropriate questions and to express their feelings and thoughts correctly.
They learn how to do research correctly by using different sources; to make use of mass communication tools to access the information; and to review the messages received from these tools from a critical point of view.
They learn how to think constructively, creatively, rationally, critically, and correctly and they adopt them as a habit.
TURKISH ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
The identified themes are presented to the students thought the genres of poetry, fairy tales, fable, stories, novels, drama, memories, petition, letters, and essays.
Up-to-date issues and practices such as media literacy, poster-brochure making, etc. are covered.
The students are expected to make connections (parallelism or differences) among the texts in both theme and idea levels.
In writing activities:
The students are asked to write paragraphs in the beginning.
Then, they begin to write longer texts consisting of integrated paragraphs.
The students write summaries, news, stories, petitions, letters, poems, fables, and fairy tales. Visual interpretation activities are provided in writing and orally.
Text-centered thesis texts are covered.
During reading hours:
The students practice reading out and reading by paying attention to accent and intonation.
Speed reading and effective reading techniques are practiced.
Reading strategies are taught.
Reading styles are taught according to genres.
The students are expected to develop the habit of giving references to other works related to the theme and main idea they are studying.
Drama, cinema, magazine, and exhibitions are involved in the classes to support the cultural development of the students.
The technology is used effectively.
The school library is used.
MEASUREMENT-ASSESSMENT FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL TURKISH COURSES
Two written exams are given each semester. (classical exams, composition writing exams)
Classroom performance grades,
Students’ active participation in the class,
Bringing course materials,
Doing homework regularly and keeping their notebooks neatly,
And the classroom behaviors are considered in assessment.
Writing activities are assessed as follows:
Mutual correction (the students correct each other’s homework),
Correction within writing groups,
Correction by the teacher.
A detailed rubric created by the teacher is used to assess the projects.
At the end of each theme, a multiple-choice exam is given covering all the topics.
Every week, a multiple-choice exam is given covering the weekly subjects. (8th Grade)