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ERIC Number: EJ836968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Beyond the Page: Peers Influence Pre-Kindergarten Writing through Image, Movement, and Talk
Kissel, Brian T.
Childhood Education, v85 n3 p160 Spr 2009
The purpose of this article is to show how pre-kindergarten children influence the writing of peers as they construct messages through images, movement, and talk. The author observed and listened to students as they engaged in the process of writing, then asked them about the meanings of their final written products. He found that pre-kindergarten children are writers (not meaningless scribblers) who share their writing ideas with peers, provide scaffolded guidance to peers during writing, and confer with peers about their final message. These findings are made clear through detailed transcripts that note talk and movement, and through examples of final written products that are accompanied by the writer's description. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A