Author(s): Dilek B?LG?N, Nazan BEK?RO?LU

The purpose of this study is to analyse the effect of crosswords on middle school fifth-grade students’ level of concept learning in Turkish course. The study used a pretest-posttest control group design and sampled the reading texts included in the 7th and 8th themes “Health, Sports and Play” and “Earth and Environment”. Crossword activities were created by the researcher to teach the concepts in the reading texts on these themes. The quantitative data were collected using the Concept Teaching Achievement Test and the Interest in Crosswords Inventory developed by the researcher. The control group classes were limited to the texts of the selected themes and the activities in the workbook of the Ministry of National Education, while the experimental group classes were taught using crosswords activities prepared by the researcher to facilitate the comprehension of the concepts addressed in the themes. The study group consisted of 53 fifth-grade students (experimental group: 27 and control group: 26) attending two different sections in Y?ld?zl? Toki Middle School in Trabzon. The sections were randomly assigned as the control group and the experimental group. The experimental procedure lasted 9 weeks. The quantitative data were analysed through t-test and one-way ANOVA statistics using SPSS software version 22.00.


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