DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.2928

Published:

2011-01-01

Issue:

Vol 13, No 1 (2011) January-June

Section:

Research Articles

Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers

El uso de organizadores gráficos para la construcción de textos y la creación de conocimiento

Authors

  • Elsy Camila Reyes Colegio Nuestra Señora de Pilar Sur

Keywords:

texts reconstruction, graphic organizers, previous and new knowledge connections (en).

Keywords:

Reconstrucción de textos, organizadores gráficos, conexión entre conocimiento previo y nuevo (es).

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Abstract (en)

This study analyzed how basic level students comprehend short descriptive texts and rewrite their texts through the use of graphic organizers (GOs). The research was built upon the qualitative research paradigm with the inclusion of descriptive and introspective approaches. The study was carried out at a prestigious private school in Bogotá, Colombia, with basic English level II sixth graders. Data was gathered through focus groups, GOs, and students’ documents. The results of the study demonstrated that students made connections with previous knowledge acquired at school as part of the curriculum or at home as part of their daily experiences. Participants organized the information in principal and supporting ideas in order to comprehend and rewrite their texts. According to the results, the study found that learners have previous ideas or knowledge that let them complement, organize, or re-direct a given topic.

Abstract (es)

En este estudio se analizó cómo los estudiantes de inglés básico en grado sexto fueron capaces de comprender textos descriptivos cortos y verse ellos mismos como productores de textos haciendo uso de organizadores gráficos (OG). La investigación se realizó con base en el paradigma cualitativo con la inclusión de los enfoques descriptivo e introspectivo. El estudio se llevó a cabo en una prestigiosa escuela del sector privado en Bogotá, Colombia, con estudiantes de grado sexto del nivel básico de inglés. Los datos fueron recolectados usando tres instrumentos: grupos focales, organizadores gráficos y los documentos de los estudiantes. Los resultados del estudio demostraron que los estudiantes hacen conexiones entre el conocimiento previo que pudo ser adquirido en la escuela, como parte del currículo, o en la casa, como parte de su experiencia cotidiana. Los participantes organizaron la información en ideas principales e ideas secundarias con el propósito de comprender la lectura así como para re-escribir sus nuevos textos, lo cual permitió concluir que los estudiantes tienen ideas o conocimiento previo que les permite complementar, organizar, o re-direccionar un tema dado.

Author Biography

Elsy Camila Reyes, Colegio Nuestra Señora de Pilar Sur

Elsy Camila Reyes holds a B.A in Philology and Languages from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics to TEFL from Universidad Distrital. She is currently an English teacher in Colegio Nuestra Señorade Pilar Sur, in Bogotá, Colombia.

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How to Cite

APA

Reyes, E. C. (2011). Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 13(1), 7–19. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.2928

ACM

[1]
Reyes, E.C. 2011. Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 13, 1 (Jan. 2011), 7–19. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.2928.

ACS

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Reyes, E. C. Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2011, 13, 7-19.

ABNT

REYES, E. C. Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 7–19, 2011. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.2928. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/2928. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2022.

Chicago

Reyes, Elsy Camila. 2011. “Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 13 (1):7-19. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.2928.

Harvard

Reyes, E. C. (2011) “Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 13(1), pp. 7–19. doi: 10.14483/22487085.2928.

IEEE

[1]
E. C. Reyes, “Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 7–19, Jan. 2011.

MLA

Reyes, E. C. “Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 7-19, doi:10.14483/22487085.2928.

Turabian

Reyes, Elsy Camila. “Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 13, no. 1 (January 1, 2011): 7–19. Accessed November 26, 2022. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/2928.

Vancouver

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Reyes EC. Connecting knowledge for text construction through the use of graphic organizers. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2011Jan.1 [cited 2022Nov.26];13(1):7-19. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/2928

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