Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Picture books for children--Educational aspects;
The use of wordless picture books was a successful strategy as an adult intervention for helping students at different levels in their writing ability to produce a story that followed a logical progression of events; that had a clear beginning, middle and end; and that described a character's experiences to a point of conclusion. This was accomplished with varying degrees of teacher assistance required. The stories from these students showed some similarities, but each student brought some unique element to the writing. The stories were distinguishable, even though the text in each story was inspired by the same set of illustrations. The students who went through this process were pleased with their work and were proud to share their stories with their classmates.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Linda May Fitzgerald
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©2003 Kathryn Nicol Morris
Morris, Kathryn Nicol, "Using wordless picture books to stimulate fictional writing in first-grade students" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1234.