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There are many researches, activities and other application examples, examining the effects and importance of visuals in education. Although there are studies to develop writing skills through visuals in literature, there is no study on the development of story writing through visuals. In this study, examples of activities were developed in order to develop middle school students' story writing skills with visual aids. The study was conducted according to the qualitative research model. First, Turkey, Austria and the United Kingdom have the main story writing gains in language teaching programs and activities related to story writing skills and applications reside in the same country of which textbooks were examined. After these document reviews, the qualifications that should be found in a story were listed according to field literature data and then presented to expert opinion. Story writing activities were developed with visual support in accordance with the gains of expert opinions. The activities prepared were submitted for the approval of an examiner group consisting of a psychological counselor, a visual arts expert and three Turkish teachers, and the activities took their final form in accordance with their suggestions. As a result, validity and reliability studies were conducted and visually supported activities were produced.
Key words: Story writing, pre-writing activities, suggestion.
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