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ERIC Number: ED140332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 14
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The Effect of Illustrations on Children's Nonverbal Responses to Literature.
Donlan, Dan
A sample of 118 children in kindergarten through grade three participated in this study of the effects of illustrations on pupils' nonverbal responses to the story "The Giving Tree." Children in the experimental group were shown none of the illustrations in the book; the control group were shown all of the original illustrations. After hearing the book read aloud, both groups were asked to select three crayons and to draw whatever came to mind during a five-minute period. Analyses of the colors selected and of the complexity of the content indicated no significant differences between the drawings by the experimental and control groups. Informal observations suggested that the drawings of the experimental group were "more imaginative" than those of the control and that the younger children tended to focus on the tree, while the older children focused on a figure of a person. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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