Students often times rely on the pictures associated with text. Good readers also create pictures in their mind. These visual images are powerful and help to keep us engaged while we read. Where do these visual images come from? When we visualize we connect our own personal schema with clues provided by the author. It's like having an ongoing movie in our mind. When we visualize we are in fact inferring what the author wants us to know and understand. Proficient readers create images from all of their senses. Visualizing occurs before we read, while we read, and after we read and our images change as we read on and obtain new information. Visualizing enhance understanding.

 

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 Trade Books for Visualizing

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Visualizing Poster (Oxford Elementary)

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 Graphic Organizer: Adapting Images

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 Graphic Organizer: Five Senses

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 Graphic Organizer: Mental Images

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 Graphic Organizer: Visual Images

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 Poem: They Are Sleeping

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 Poem: To You

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 Poem: Using Poetry (3 Examples)

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 Poster: Visualizing

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