Category: Making Mental Images

Mentor text for teaching the reading strategy of visualizing or making mental images: The Purple Kangaroo by Michael Ian Black! Get your first, second, or third grade students thinking about their reading and visualizing with this amazing book and freebie! #mentalimages #visualizing #mentortext #primaryplanet

Reading Strategy: Visualizing with The Purple Kangaroo!

One of my favorite reading strategies to teach my kiddos Making Mental Images or Visualizing.  In my opinion that is what makes reading so great!  YOU get to create the pictures in your head!   This book is EPIC for teaching your students to make mental images or visualize while reading! This post does contain affiliate links.  If you use the link I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks so much for your support. Why teach Making Mental Images or Visualizing? In my opinion, this is the reading strategy that makes reading so much fun! I always tell

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Making Mental Images

Mentor Text for Making Mental Images

    Making Mental Images or Visualizing is one of my favorite comprehension strategies to teach my kiddos!   I have written several blog posts about this wonderful strategy to help your student’s reading comprehension. You can find them: My Neighbor’s Dog is Purple! The Purple Kangaroo! The Girl Who Thought in Pictures! They all have freebies of course! This book is a great way to show making a mental image! We talk about how to use the text to make pictures in our heads.  I usually read this book to my kiddos and have them make the pictures in their heads before I

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