A Case Study: How Did We Learn Literacy Through Word-Accompanied Sentence Method?

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Faculty of Education, Department of Primary Education, TURKEY

Purpose: The present study is intended to evaluate the opinions of a class teacher that taught in the 2018-2019 academic year using the word-accompanied sentence method, a combined reading-writing method peculiar to the Turkish language.
Research Methods: This was a case study using a descriptive research method, with data collected through interviews and analyzed by document and content analyses. This study evaluates a class teacher’s opinions about practicing the word-accompanied sentence method; a combined reading-writing method peculiar to Turkish, during the 2018-2019 school year.
Implications for Research and Practice: In this study, the teacher who applied the word- accompanied sentence method got positive results, so the method can be suggested as an alternative. Teachers should, therefore, be given the liberty to employ different methods in literacy teaching of children with individual differences, to overcome the practical difficulties they encounter, when teaching other classes. It is not of course possible to recommend the word-accompanied sentence method to all cases. It is, therefore, useful to seek and offer alternative methods for teachers to acquire a rich pool of methods in literacy teaching as well.
Keywords: Literacy teaching, word-accompanied sentence method, learning domains of Turkish.