International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Representations of Children’s Stories through Drawings in English Classes
Juliana Reichert Assunção Tonelli, Haraceli Oliveira Lima

The aim of this work is to present the analysis of drawings made by two groups of students (aged between 3 and 4 years old) in a private school in Maringá-Pr, Brazil, as a form of representation of their impressions about aspects of the genre children’s stories (CS) being explored in English class. The choice of the groups was due to the experiences of the first contact with the formal teaching of English language and because both have different points of view concerning storytelling, taking into consideration the maturity, creativity, motor skills and previous knowledge. Data analysis revealed traces of appropriation of English language by children who used that language to explain their drawings having as starting point the vocabulary explored in CS. Furthermore, the drawing activity has become an important tool for students to reveal their feelings, opinions, and emotions generated by the theme of CS explored.

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