Visualizing Reading Power

posted Nov 15, 2015, 4:58 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Nov 15, 2015, 4:59 PM ]
Students continue to practise visualizing as they read or as they have stories read to them. Last week I read students the story Puddles, by Jonathan London. I read the story to the students without showing the pictures. As I read the book, students were tasked with drawing the images they were visualizing. I stopped several times to give students additional drawing time as well as label their drawings with picture words (words that are easily visualized). Afterwards, students shared their drawings and suggested what the title of the book might be. We concluded the lesson by re-reading the story with the pictures.
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A few samples of drawings students made based on what they visualized:



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