ERIC Number: EJ972458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Illustrating Story Plans: Does a Mnemonic Strategy Including Art Media Render More Elaborate Text?
Dunn, Michael W.
Journal of Visual Literacy, v31 n1 p93-123 2012
Students who have difficulty with academics often benefit from learning mnemonic strategies which provide a step-by-step process to accomplish a task. Three fourth-grade students who struggled with writing learned the Ask, Reflect, Text (ART) strategy to help them produce more elaborate narrative story text. After initially asking the questions that specify what should be included in a story, participants used art media as they reflected about their answers. This visual story plan served as a reference for later generating their text. All three students improved with story content, but improving story quality proved to be more of a challenge. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Grade 4, Mnemonics, Writing Strategies, Educational Diagnosis, Time Management, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Student Diversity, Educational Strategies, Childrens Art, Art Materials, Illustrations
International Visual Literacy Association. 250 McCracken Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ohio.edu/visualliteracy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A