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ERIC Number: EJ1155266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
The View from Here: Emergence of Graphical Literacy
Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A.
Reading Psychology, v38 n8 p733-777 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe upper elementary students' understandings of four graphical devices that frequently occur in social studies texts: captioned images, maps, tables, and timelines. Using verbal protocol data collection procedures, we collected information on students' metacognitive processes when they were explicitly asked to engage with these graphical devices. We investigate the degree to which these children were able to identify, describe, and utilize these four graphical devices, as well as students' emergent (i.e., not yet conventional) understandings and interpretations of these devices. Implications for research, teacher education, and teacher practice are addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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