The Impact of Strategies Used in the Balanced Literacy Approach on Story Grammar Acquisition of Three Turkish Students with Hearing Loss: An Action Research Study


DEAFNESS & EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL, vol.9, no.1, pp.24-44, 2007 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/dei.208
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-44
  • Keywords: story grammar acquisition, action research, balanced literacy approach, deaf education, literacy instruction, NARRATIVES
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This action research study investigated the impacts of teaching strategies based on the balanced literacy approach on story grammar acquisition of three Turkish students with hearing loss. Data were collected from students' work, archival information, interviews and observations during lessons which were audio- and video-recorded. The pre- and post-test results and student portfolios were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Results indicated that, although the students seemed to need further intervention, they all progressed in their acquisition of story grammar. (C) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.