It is important to supply students with skills about text type and structure in educational environments.
To have such skills gives the student many advantages in the process of comprehending, and
evaluating any text. This study aims to bring out the opinions of Turkish language teachers and
elementary school teachers about teaching text type and structure. In this study, a descriptive research
design was employed and the participants consisted of 55 Turkish language teachers and elementary
school teachers. Content analysis was utilized for data analysis. In this study, to check reliability and
validity, the statements of participants were transfered directly, participant confirmation and the
percent of agreement (approximately % 0, 81) between two researchers were used. It was found that
Turkish language teachers and elementary school teachers generally adopted a different teaching
approach, and used the text-based, production and conversion, information transfer, and audiencecentred activities. The participants stated that there are different problems in Turkish textbooks
concerning the teaching. It is suggested that studies should be carried out to solve the problems that
teachers have stated in the teaching of text type and structure.