Title“I just need to draw”: Responding to literature across multiple sign systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsShort, KG, Kauffman, G, Kahn, LH
JournalThe Reading Teacher
Start Page160
Type of ArticleElementary
KeywordsArt, Art Expression, Class Activities, Creative Dramatics, Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Mathematics, music, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction

  Explores how students take what they understand through reading and talking about literature and express their ideas in art, drama, music, or math. Argues that one way learners push their understandings and create more complex meanings is through such transmediation. Offers examples of responding to literature through multiple sign systems.