A post about teaching children to visualize to build reading comprehension. Includes book suggestions, tips for implementation, and a free printable.
Teaching Children to Visualize to Build Reading Comprehension
Teaching children to comprehend and make sense of what they are reading is vital to building literacy. Going beyond teaching decoding strategies and how to build fluency, they need to be taught how to understand what they read through reading comprehension strategies, such as connecting, visualizing, questioning, inferring, etc.
Why Teach Visualization?
Teaching children to visualize to build reading comprehension is so important. Visualizing is the ability to hear a story and have a mental image about the text. This helps the child create meaning for themselves in their own way based on their own previous experiences.