In this study, the frequency of use of simple tenses, compound conjugations and substantive verbs in the reading books used in teaching Turkish as a foreign language, prepared according to levels (A1-A2, A2-B1 and B1-B2) and the type of teaching activities were examined, and their suitability to the levels was tried to be determined. Three reading books prepared by Yunus Emre Institute were selected to collect data for the study. The books to be examined were determined by random sampling and their content analysis was made. While analyzing the content, a finite verb signal table consisting of 3 main titles and 31 subtitles prepared by 2 field experts was used. The headings in this table are coded into the Maxqda qualitative analysis program; the frequency of simple tenses, compound conjugations and substantive verbs in the books has been determined. Then, the types of activities used in these books were described and the frequencies of the activities were calculated. According to this, simple tenses and compound conjugations are mostly used at B1-B2 and A1-A2 levels; at least used at the level of A2-B1; substantive verbs are mostly used at A2-B1, B1-B2 level; they are least used in A1-A2 level reading books. It has been found that the most commonly used activity types in reading books are matching, sorting (controlled writing), filling in the gap, choosing the right word, and true-false questions. The least used activity types are multiple choice, yes-no questions and submission questions. Activities are mostly aimed at measuring the level of knowledge-comprehension. As a result, the textbooks, reading books and activities prepared for the purpose of teaching Turkish as a foreign language should contain grammatical structures and activity types appropriate to the levels. The preparation of language teaching materials in accordance with the language levels of the students will bring a more efficient teaching process.
Teaching Turkish as a foreign language (TTFL), tenses, compound conjugations, Turkish teaching reading books, activities