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Teksan, Keziban; Yilmaz-Alkan, Zeynep – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This study aimed to determine the effects of nursery rhymes, entertaining and prominent products of Turkish folk literature, on improving reading fluency of fourth-grade primary school students. The sample consisted of 44 fourth graders, attending a public primary school in Vakfikebir County of Trabzon province (Turkey) in the 2015-2016 academic…
Descriptors: Nursery Rhymes, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Grade 4
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Silbir, Lokman; Cosar, Asiye Mevhibe; Kartal, Yasemin; Altun, Taner; Atasoy, Murat; Özçamkan-Ayaz, Gülsen – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
This study examined the development process of graphic symbol-based animations for enhancing literacy skills of deaf or hard of hearing students (D/HH). Participants of the study consisted of two teachers and seven students studying in the third and fourth grade in a primary school for hard of hearing. As a result of the studies conducted…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Animation, Visual Aids
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Gupta, Abha; Lee, Guang-Lea – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
A mixed methods study is used to investigate the effectiveness of a professional development program intended to enhance teacher knowledge and student learning so as to systematically improve student achievement in elementary literacy. In this study, a large urban school district partnered with a local university to provide intervention in a Title…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Atalay, Nurhan; Boyaci, S. Dilek Belet – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The objective of the present study is to determine the effect of the process of designing a slowmation (SMA) on the development of 21st century skills of "learning and innovation" in 4th grade science class "Light and Sound" and "Planet Earth" units. Study group included 44 students attending 4th grade in two private…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, 21st Century Skills, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Design
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Yilmaz, Haci Bayram – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Open ended and multiple choice questions are commonly placed on the same tests; however, there is a discussion on the effects of using different item types on the test and item statistics. This study aims to compare model and item fit statistics in a mixed format test where multiple choice and constructed response items are used together. In this…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Goodness of Fit, Elementary School Science
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Duran, Erol; Bitir, Tufan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to increase the awareness of Dede Korkut and his stories about the fourth grade students in primary school. For this purpose, the following questions have been sought: "What is the awareness of the fourth grade students attending the research about Dede Korkut?", "How is theme-centered teaching contributing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Folk Culture, Thematic Approach
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Merç, Ati; Ersoy, Ali – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of Google Earth (GE) application in acquiring spatial perception ability in the fourth-grade social studies course. The research was carried out in a fourth grade of a primary school in the Demirci district of Manisa Province in the year 2015-2016 using embedded experimental design. During…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Spatial Ability, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Gürdogan-Bayir, Ömür – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Respecting differences involves showing respect to individuals just because they are human beings and seeing every difference as natural. It is among the values that children need to acquire at early ages. Thus, there has been a need to reveal students' views on this value. The primary aim of this study was to examine elementary school students'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Student Attitudes, Prosocial Behavior
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Sel, Burcu; Sözer, Mehmet Akif – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the effect of conceptual change texts on the conceptual understanding of local government concepts pertinent to the "power, management and society" learning field, as well as the "People and Administration" unit on the fourth-grade social studies course. In the study, a semi-experimental design…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Comprehension, Social Studies, Grade 4
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Esmer, Baris; Günes, Ahmet Melih – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to determine at what level the Meaning Identification Technique (MIT) can measure the reading comprehension skills of the 4th grade primary school students and to test the validity and reliability of the MIT test with different types of texts. In the study carried out in the survey model, MIT and Sentence Verification…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Public Schools
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Sever, Isiner; Ersoy, Ali – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Studies focus on the importance of developing decision-making skills, which are among thinking skills, at early ages and highlight that these skills, if not developed at early ages, lead to some problems at the later stages of individuals' lives. Curricula on the level of primary school in Turkey, based on their visions, aim to train individuals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Yilmaz-Özcan, Nazile; Tabak, Sanem – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Argumentation-based learning is important for individuals to gain a place in social life, to adapt themselves to social life, to solve the problems they encounter and to use critical and scientific approaches. At this point, it is considered that students should be supported to solve problems efficiently, to establish a cause-effect relationship…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Bayaga, Anass; Bossé, Michael J. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study begins by connecting semantic elaboration with conceptual understanding and syntactic elaboration with procedural understanding in the context of fractions. Through case studies and discourse analysis, the work and communication of students in fourth through sixth grade is analyzed to determine the extent of their semantic and syntactic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Fractions, Mathematical Concepts, Case Studies
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Cengiz, Cemre; Aylar, Ebru; Yildiz, Esengül – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This paper investigated the intuitive development of the concept of integers among primary school students. In order to reveal if primary school students had an intuitive sense of integers, an assessment consisting of five questions was prepared and applied to a total 100 4th grade students. A variety of integer concepts were utilized in the…
Descriptors: Intuition, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction
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Acar, Dilber; Tertemiz, Nese; Tasdemir, Adem – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study aims to identify the effects of STEM training on the academic achievement of 4th graders in science and mathematics, as well as their views about STEM training. The study group consisted of 4th graders with similar science and mathematics achievement levels from two separate elementary schools with similar socioeconomic profiles in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Grade 4, Science Achievement
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