The Relatıonshıp between skılls of readıng comprehensıon and establıshıng relatıons of coherence and cohesıon in wrıtten expressıons of secondary school students
This study aims to determine the relationship between skills of reading comprehension and establishing relations of coherence and cohesion in written expressions of good and poor readers. Out of general screening models, relational screening model was selected and used in the study. Accessible population of the study is composed of 8-grade students receiving education in Kırşehir city center. As for sampling, 131 students were selected randomly from three secondary schools. An achievement test was prepared to determine the students’ levels of reading comprehension. In order to assess their success in the criteria of coherence and cohesion, the students were asked to write a composition. The students’ works of written expression were evaluated according to these two criteria of textuality. Results indicate a significant difference between good and poor readers’ levels of reading comprehension and their skills of using coherence elements and setting cohesive relations in written expressions. Good readers use coherence instruments more successfully and constitute better cohesion than poor readers do while composing texts. © The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.