Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Visualizing Fun!

Our strategy lesson we were working on this week is VISUALIZING! The kids always enjoy this because they like to draw pictures :) We started off our lesson by discussing that visualizing was like making a movie in your head when your book does not have pictures. We read the book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (love that book!) and at certain pages, I just read the story, and the kids had to draw what they visualized the picture to be. They loved doing this, then comparing it to what the actual picture looked like. (They especially love the page where the giant pancake covers the school, and syrup flooded the town, they had great pictures for these!) 

We also practiced visualizing with our current novel we are reading... How To Eat Fried Worms :) We also made a visualizing bulletin board. (Scroll down to see the picture of the board!) I took a picture of each student with their current free reading book, then let them draw a picture of something they visualized while reading it. I love reading strategy bulletin boards because they have a daily reminder of the skill every day when they look at it! Click here to download the visualizing bubble if you would like to make your own! 

Since we are just starting out our blog, I am also going to link to a visualizing worksheet and poster you see on the bulletin board here for you for free! This is a part of a set of Reading Strategy Posters and Graphic Organizers  in our TPT store! 

Download Free Visualizing Poster and Worksheet!  (Click on the blue box that says "Click here to start download")

And now I need to do some shout outs for things I used on that freebie set (and so many of our other products!) These sites are great! Check them out My Cute Graphics From The Pond Sweet Berry Patch

<3 Kristen 


  1. This sounds great. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs would be a great book for visualizing. Your bulletin board is wonderful. I love how your kiddos are such a big part of it. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

    1. I love your bulletin board. I especially like the way the students illustrated their thoughts in the think bubbles. What a fantastic idea. I would love for you to hop on over and visit my blog. I am just getting started.

  2. Fabulous visualizing activity! I love your blog! Laura