Turkish / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Creating

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Listen to, view and participate in readings of stories, rhymes or action songs, and respond through singing, drawing, gesture and action

[Key concepts: story, imagination, response; Key processes: participating, responding, performing; Key text types: story, puppetry, rhyme]


  • participating in shared readings of Turkish versions of familiar stories, such as Kırmızı Başlıklı Kız (Little Red Riding Hood) or Aç Tırtıl (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Çirkin Ördek Yavrusu (The Ugly Duckling), Kül Kedisi (Cinderella) Pinokyo (Pinocchio), comparing with English versions and re-enacting favourite elements with puppets, props or actions
  • responding to stories such as Arı Maya, rhymes such as Komşu komşu hu hu and songs such as Küçük Kurbağa, Ali Baba’nın Çiftliği, through actions, drawings and simple statements and expressions
  • viewing scenes of the shadow puppet play Karagöz ve Hacıvat, repeating key words and expressions and drawing and describing the characters, for example, Hacıvat akıllı, bilgili ve kurnaz birisidir. Hacıvat’ın sivri sakalı vardır. Karagöz bilgisiz ve komik birisidir. Karagöz top sakallıdır
  • performing rhymes, tongue twisters, poems and songs that use repetition, gestures, mime and finger puppet play to support language development, for example, Ben bir küçük insanım, Hem aklım var hem canım … Portakalı Soydum, O piti piti karamela sepeti!
  • building vocabulary skills and developing appreciation of language by participating in shared readings of simple stories that use repetition and recycling of phrases or actions, such as Cin Ali, Keloğlan
  • performing marching songs, for example, Türk Çocukları, Sol sağ sol sağ yarın bayram olsa, Hoş gelişler ola, Dağ başını duman almış
  • viewing children’s TV programs, such as Sevimli Dostlar, Pepe, Biz İkimiz, Niloya, and responding by singing, chanting, mimicking and acting out favourite moments
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
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Turkish language

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