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Readability levels of texts in the sixth grade Turkish textbooks

04 July 2020, Saturday
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Volume 690, Issue 1, 2020 
Zekerya Batur - Associate Professor, Uşak Unıversıty, Education Faculty, 
E-mail: zekerya.batur@usak.edu.tr, ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7918-5305
Halil Ziya Özcan - PhD student, Uşak University, Social Sciences Institute,
E-mail: halilziyaozcan@gmail.com, ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3868-0972

Received:        Accepted: 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/edu.103 | Full-Text PDF 
Abstract
This study aims to determine the readability of texts in Turkish textbooks. This research is descriptive and document analysis was used as a method. In this research, the readability of thirty-four reading texts excluding poems in sixth grade Turkish textbooks that taught in various cities in 2019-2020 academic year, was measured with using the syllables, sentences and word frequencies. Ateşman and Çetinkaya-Uzun formulas were used to measure the readability of the texts. The texts in Turkish textbooks are divided into two main titles as narrator and informative. In addition to the readability formulas, expert opinion was used to determine the difficulty of reading the texts. The data obtained were shared in the tables in the findings section. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that the informative texts in Turkish textbooks were less readable than the narrative texts.

Keywords: Textbooks, Text, Readability, Narrator text, Informative text

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