EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.40, no.177, pp.175-186, 2015 (SSCI)
Narrative skills are important in terms of the development of children's academic skills (reading, writing, language). This research was planned to assess the story-telling skills of elementary school 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade pupils exhibiting typical growth with the objective of making a comparison between grades and genders. The study recruited 120 students enrolled in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades of an elementary school in the city center of Ankara. The wordless picture book "Frog, where are you?" was used in the research. A "Story-telling Assessment Questionnaire" was used to assess the stories that the children told. The SPSS 16.01 statistics program was used for the analysis of the data in the research. According to the results of the study, it was found that story-telling skills developed with age and that the rate of story comprehension of children is generally similar across ages and genders. It has been reported that the story-telling method is a useful way of assessing a child's language and academic qualities.