ERIC Number: ED165134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Effective Components of Children's Pictures.
Legenza, Alice; Knafle, June D.
A study was undertaken to determine what factors distinguish low potency pictures (those that elicit a relatively low amount of language) from high potency pictures. Pictures were selected from eight first and second grade readers and classified according to the Picture Potency Formula. The results indicated that three factors were found to be consistently present in pictures to which children responded highly, but were not present in pictures to which children responded to a lesser extent. These factors were the number of actions, the number of children, and the number of people in the pictures. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 30-December 2, 1978) ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility