Drawings as an Alternative Way of Understanding Young Children’s Constructions of Literacy

@article{Kendrick2004DrawingsAA,
  title={Drawings as an Alternative Way of Understanding Young Children’s Constructions of Literacy},
  author={Maureen E. Kendrick and Roberta A. McKay},
  journal={Journal of Early Childhood Literacy},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={109 - 128}
}
As teachers seek to reflect children’s diverse experience in the subject matter they present and in the questions they explore, they must also embrace children’s multifaceted ways of knowing. Their major pedagogical challenge is to help children transform what they know into modes of representation that allow for a full range of human experience. In their lives outside of school, children ‘naturally move between art, music, movement, mathematics, drama, and language as ways to think about the… 
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