For the past few weeks we have been practising the comprehension strategy of Visualizing. This is when you make a “movie” in your head to go along with the words you are reading. You need to use your 5 senses when you visualize too. Visualizing and Connecting work together using your own prior experiences (schema).
Yesterday the children closed their eyes and listened to me read them a sentence. Then they drew what they had visualized. We shared around the table when done their pictures. We had a lot of great discussion about how even though everyone heard the same sentence all the pictures were a little different- and that is ok.
Here are some pictures from the activity.