Question: How can children use all means of communication, especially drawing, in learning to communicate in writing?
Answer: The progression in paper size should not reduce itself to lined paper, but should encourage all means of communication, especially drawing, in learning to write. Technology will provide the picture-making ability.
Comment: In this multi-composing world, encouraging composition by drawing makes sense, especially if technology can make up for us who are drawing-challenged. It will certainly add a dimension to learning to write. RayS.
Title: “Children’s Text Development: Drawing, Pictures, and Writing.” Mary Christianakis. Research in the Teaching of English (August 2011), 22-54.