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ERIC Number: ED245533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-23
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Getting the Picture of Reading and Writing: A Look at the Drawings, Composing, and Oral Language of Limited English Proficiency Children.
Bartelo, Dennise Maslakowski
A descriptive study examines the drawing, oral language, and composing behaviors of selected first grade limited English proficient (LEP) children following a natural language text reading experience. The units of analysis were LEP children's drawings, written texts in writing folders, oral language during a writing episode, and story retellings. The research questions were: (1) How do reading experiences influence LEP children's writing? (2) How do LEP children compose? (3) Are drawings indicators of language development? and (4) Does story retelling reveal relationships between speech and writing behaviors? Findings showed that reading experiences influenced the drawings, writing, and oral language of the LEP children. The natural language texts were reference models for what the LEP children talked about, drew pictures about, and selected a topic to write about; and for collected words to help them compose a particular message. The levels of the story retellings were characteristic of the language level and message quality of the LEP children's writing. The study suggests that continued research is needed into the connections of drawing, composing, and oral language with language acquisition and the writing process. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Drawing; Natural Language