ERIC Number: ED337287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of Preschoolers' Picture-Elicited Narratives.
Mistry, Jayanthi; Herman, Hannah
This study examined the presence of specific story elements and story cohesiveness in child narratives. A sample of 35 Hawaiian children who attended a preschool that emphasized early literacy activities was compared with a control sample. Children first constructed a story from a set of five pictures with adult support, and then retold the story without the aid of pictures and with minimal adult support. Children in the preschool sample were tested twice over a 5-month period; control children were tested at the later time. Children's story retelling was rated for number of elements, amount of adult support, and story cohesiveness. Over the 5-month period, the early literacy preschool children improved in the level of cohesiveness and the number of elements included in their stories. Preschool children performed better than control children on both variables. Four references are cited. Samples of stories constructed by two children at each of the two times are included. (Author/BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hawaii; Retelling; Story Telling By Children
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-21, 1991).