Category: visualizing

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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Making Mental Images

Making Mental Images or Visualizing is one of my favorite things to teach the kiddos about reading.  I always say that is what makes reading so magical!  You get to make the pictures yourself.  I started this year with this picture that I found on Pinterest:   We had a great discussion of what this poster meant.  I also have a picture of a guy reading a book at the top.  It says “What I look like I am doing…” and then at the bottom is a picture of a muscular fellow wrestling with a shark and it says “What

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Five for Friday!

So, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Randomness!  Who doesn’t like Randomness!  🙂 1. Wow!  Coming back to school is hard!  I went to bed every night this week at 8:30 (except tonight). 2.  I really wanted to regale everyone with my wonderful teaching/blogging prowess by posting impressive pictures of the great learning we did this week.  I REALLY wanted to! 3. I read a GREAT book to my kiddos this week to make mental images.  Boy, we came up with some good ones!  Down to the taste of the metal spoon on our tounges!  This

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