ERIC Number: ED370569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Children's Response to Silhouette Illustrations in Picture Books.
Cleaver, Betty P.; And Others
This paper examines children's responses to black and white illustrations in particular silhouettes. The study had two components; the first examined fifth graders' reactions to picture books using silhouette illustrations. The second part of the research analyzed students' responses when a dramatic context was used to view and respond to selected silhouette illustrations. Results from the two components include that children focused on visual details that were familiar and had personal significance; drew on context clues to cue visual response; used past literature experiences and knowledge to extend the narrative of the visual; and used experiences in the classroom and group interaction to shape their own response. The benefit of silhouette illustrations may be that they encourage viewers to use their own experiences and understanding to create meaning. (Contains 15 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Silhouettes; Visual Imagery
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993; see IR 055 055.