By Jennifer Overfelt
Rationale: It is important for children to visualize printed text. Visualization encourages creativity and imagination. Children are able to make the story come to life and really experience the author’s vision.
Materials: Copy paper; markers; crayons; Shanghai Knights by Ellen Miles; Junie B., First Grader (at last) by Barbara Park; evaluation criteria checklist
1. EVERYONE, FIND YOUR SEATS.
I WILL KNOW THAT EVERYONE IS PAYING ATTENTION
WHEN I SEE YOU SITTING QUIETLY AT YOUR DESK WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED. Allow a minute or two for the children to so
as above. VERY GOOD! NOW,
I’M GOING TO READ YOU FROM THE BOOK
2. NOW, I WANT YOU TO THINK OF
3. YOU CAN OPEN YOUR EYES. SINCE
WE JUST LEARNED THE SKILL OF VISUALIZING,
NOW IT IS TIME TO TRY IT WITH YOUR OWN BOOK.
READ CHAPTER FOUR IN JUNIE B., FIRST GRADER (AT LAST). WHEN YOU ARE DONE, DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT
IMAGINED DURING YOUR
Assessment: Each child, throughout the day, will come up one at a time to show and explain their pictures and summaries. Teacher will evaluate meeting using a criteria checklist.
Paint a Picture by Julie Miller
Shanghai Knights by Ellen Miles, Scholastic Inc. (2003)
Junie B., First Grader (at last) by Barbara Park, Random House (2001)Click here to return to Inspirations.