ERIC Number: EJ1142470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Getting the Bigger Picture: Children's Utilization of Graphics and Text
Norman, Rebecca R.; Roberts, Kathryn L.
Journal of Visual Literacy, v34 n1 p35-56 2015
This study examined 30 second graders' patterns of attention to graphics (e.g., maps, diagrams, photographs, illustrations) and their illustration extensions (e.g., captions, labels) in two informational texts, and how students processed these items (e.g., creating narrative or evaluating). Results indicate that students do tend to study different types of graphics and read different types of illustration extensions with differing frequency and use differing reading processes. Hypothesized reasons for these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Attention, Cognitive Processes, Layout (Publications), Reading Comprehension
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A