Using Our Senses While Reading

posted Nov 25, 2013, 1:29 PM by Patrick Johnson
We have been learning to visualize when  we read to help us understand what we read. Today I introduced the idea that you can use all of your senses while reading. Below is a slideshow I made for the students. Students described what senses they could use to help them understand the words and images (e.g. I could use my sense of touch to imagine how soft the sand feels at the beach, I can use my ears to hear the seagulls squawk). Afterwards they listened to the story Frederick and drew and wrote about what their minds eye saw and heard while the story was read to them.

The Story of Frederick (students only heard the audio)

A mural created while listening to the story Frederick.