ERIC Number: ED312664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Yes (Virginia), We Can See Your Story: Examining Story Elements in the Drawing and Writing of Children.
Insights into Open Education, v22 n4 Dec 1989
This paper examines children's preferences and understanding of stories and story elements by analyzing an extensive collection of art, writing, and teacher observations of one child, Virginia. The paper traces the progession of Virginia's understanding of character, setting, action/plot, and preference for fairy tale structures as evidenced in both her drawings and written work, which span the ages 4 years and 6 months to 13 years and 3 months. The paper also suggests ways in which teachers, parents, and other educators can foster children's understanding of the elements of a story. (Six figures of Virginia's drawings and writing samples are included.) (KEH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Freehand Drawing, Language Acquisition, Literary Devices, Story Reading, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement
INSIGHTS, Center for Teaching and Learning, Box 8158, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202 ($5.00 per year subscription).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.