should be able to visualize what they are reading, for better
when reading. Students will be introduced to the idea of
images while they read during this lesson. The goal of this is to
their comprehension skills.
of the poem A Dog’s Life, multiple copies of the book Matilda,
- TODAY WE ARE GOING TO WORK ON
VISUALIZING WHAT WE READ. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT VISUALIZATION
IS? IT IS WHEN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE PLACE OR PERSON YOU ARE READING
ABOUT LOOKS LIKE.
- STUDENTS, NOW TAKE YOUR POEMS OUT.
READ A DOG’S LIFE TO YOURSELVES SILENTLY.
- NOW I AM GOING TO READ THE POEM OUTLOUD
TO YOU. AS I READ IT, CLOSE YOUR EYES AND VISUALIZE THE COLORS
AND PEOPLE IN YOUR HEAD.
- Ask the students questions such as: What
was the weather like in the poem? What makes a dog’s life
different from our own lives? Describe how the poem made you feel.
- NOW, I WANT YOU TO RAISE YOUR HANDS AND
SHARE SOME OF YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE POEM. DESCRIBE ALL THE THINGS
THAT YOU VISUALIZED.
- WE ARE NOW GOING TO READ FROM THE BOOK
MATILDA. EVERYONE TURN TO PAGE 1 AND READ THE FIRST PAGE
SILENTLY. (Make sure all children have crayons and paper at this
time.) NOW, DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU VISUALIZE FROM THIS PAGE.
DRAW THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT IS DESCRIBED. WHAT
DO YOU THINK HER PARENTS ARE LIKE? DRAW USING THE FEELINGS THAT THE
STORY HAS GIVEN YOU SO FAR.
Have the children pick a passage of their own choice from the
them to write down the passage they choose. Then have them
their passage and draw about it on their paper. Afterwards, allow
get in pairs and evaluate each other. Base the evaluations
details they put into their drawings and accuracy dealing with what
Jackson, Angel. Seeing What You’re
MATILDA. By: Rohl Dahl
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