Graphic image-making skills for literacy development

Christine Bottrell

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    This paper reports a study that investigated relationships between language and
    graphic image-making skills. A quasi-experimental research design was used to
    test hypotheses related to writing, verbalising and graphic image-making skills
    of young children, and data were gathered from teachers to clarify results. The
    treatment consisted of graphic skills training activities taught by teachers within
    their regular classroom program. Results showed that whilst there were no significant differences between pre-test and post-test scores as a result of the treatment program, teachers reported perceptions of change in children’s graphic and verbal skills that they attributed to the impact of the graphic skills training activities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)308-321
    Number of pages14
    JournalAustralian Journal of Language and Literacy
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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