READING TO LEARN BY

  KEYLON CALLAWAY

                                                                                                            


Rationale: It is very important for students to understand what they are looking at when given a picture. Then it becomes important for them to create an image when given only words.  Visualization is a very important and can become very helpful when reading. When students learn to visualize when reading, it will make their overall comprehension better. "Today we will practice creating images in our head from what we have read."

Materials:

 

Red Gets Fed (class set of decodable books for each student)

 

White paper and crayons

 

Assessment checklist

 

Procedure: 1. “Good morning boys and girls, today we are going to learn how create images in our mind when we only see words. We will use the words to draw our own personal pictures. "This is called visualizing. We have all visualized before, when we think of those things that we want, we see a picture of it in our heads." "For example, what is your favorite animal? Now without saying anything, I want you to picture the animal in your head. What we are doing is visualizing. Now make your animal do something. My dog is doing flips"

2. "Now I want everyone to visualize what it would feel like if we were in the North Pole right now, as I began to blow in my hands to warm up and shake because I have no coat." I have visualized all the snow, ice, and wind so now I am trying to warm up" "Now everyone show me what it would be like if we were in Florida in July." "I start wiping my forehead of sweat" See what we are doing is visualizing what we have heard, and created our own images.

 

3. Give each student a copy of Red Gets Fed, and have them create their own mental images. 

Assessment: I will ask the students to draw what they see from the book they read. Then I will bring out the actual pictures from the book for them to be assessed and compared. 

References:

www.auburn.edu/rdggenie

 

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