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ERIC Number: EJ1173845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Drawn and Written Funds of Knowledge: A Window into Emerging Bilingual Children's Experiences and Social Interpretations through Their Written Narratives and Drawings
Alvarez, Adriana
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v18 n1 p97-128 Mar 2018
This qualitative study examines Mexican-American emerging bilingual children's depictions of their lives in the form of written narratives and drawings as a window into their own understandings and interpretations of social contexts and life experiences. Narratives that include drawings were collected once a month in a first grade classroom during one school year in a two-way dual language school set in a border city that serves mostly Mexican-American students. Children's written and pictorial depictions of their experiences suggest they viewed their roles as valuable contributors to the family's well-being. They used both multimodal semiotic systems to express their social understandings of family and community networks, and their roles within them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (El Paso)
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