Preschool through IB Middle School

Visualization in Reading

Kristen Nelson, 1st Grade Teacher
During our whole-class reading time we are focused on visualizing.  Visualizing enhances a reader’s understanding and enjoyment of all types of texts.  While some young readers visualize naturally, others benefit from instruction about visualizing.  All students benefit from reflecting on the fact they are visualizing.  In this reading unit, students visualize as they listen to read-alouds and read independently.  Poetry is an excellent style of writing to use when practicing visualizing. 
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