Impact of the Interactive Story Reading Method on Receptive and Expressive Language Vocabulary of Children

Ozlem Okyay, Adalet Kandir

APA 6th edition
Okyay, O., & Kandir, A. (2017). Impact of the Interactive Story Reading Method on Receptive and Expressive Language Vocabulary of Children. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(3), 395 - 406. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.3.395

Okyay O., and Kandir A. 2017 'Impact of the Interactive Story Reading Method on Receptive and Expressive Language Vocabulary of Children', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 395 - 406. Available from:

Chicago 16th edition
Okyay, Ozlem and Kandir, Adalet . "Impact of the Interactive Story Reading Method on Receptive and Expressive Language Vocabulary of Children". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 3(2017): 395 - 406. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.3.395


This study aims to review the impact of the interactive story reading method on 48-72 month children’s vocabulary based on receptive and expressive language. The study group is 52 children in the 48-72 months age group at the nurseries of primary schools at Ankara province. The research employed a combined pattern analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. The data were collected via "General Information Form" ,"Expressive and Receptive Language Test in Turkish (TIFALDI)" developed under the leadership of Gul Guven and Berument The "Teacher Observation Form", the "Teacher Interview Form" and the "Family Interview Form". In conclusion of the study, a significant difference in favor of the experiment group in the posttest was observed with respect to average posttest scores of experiment and control groups, following the implementation of the Interactive Story Reading Program. The comparison of the follow-up test and pretest score averages revealed a significantly high value in favor of the total for the follow-up test for the children in the experiment group. The agreement among the forms filled out by two observers with reference to the results of the observation and video analysis regarding the implementation of the "İnteractive Story Reading Method" by the teachers, was assessed to be good/very good agreement. In the light of these results it can be said that the interactive story reading method have a fundamental impact on receptive and expressive vocabulary knowledge of 48-72 months old children.

Key Words: Interactive story reading, vocabulary, receptive language, expressive language


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