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ERIC Number: EJ1086164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Graphic Novels: A Scaffolding Strategy for Young Writers
Wilkinson, Caryn
Reading Teacher, v69 n4 p401 Jan-Feb 2016
Young readers notice details in pictures and images with great precision, yet young writers often struggle in adding enough detail to their writing. Third-grade students use a published author's scene from a graphic novel as a scaffold for storytelling. Partners notice the detail in the images; they take turns orally telling the story, and finally compose their narrative on paper. The graphic novel images provide a foundation for detail that supports many writers. These young writers show energy and a greater willingness to try new techniques when using this support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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