As students get older, the books we read to them have less visuals which can impact comprehension.  Support comprehension by creating a one page picture walk for students to use a guide to a shared novel.

Example:

Reading historical fiction requires a student to understand more than the storyline; they often also need to visualize the setting.  Using a picture walk for historical fiction to help them connect to the physical setting is helpful.

Classroom Sample of Chapter 1 of Number the Stars

Further Reading:

NewYorkTimes.com – 10 Ways to Teach Literature

ReadingRockets.org – Visual Imagery


Created By Kristen L. Hodnett
Reviewed By Louis Olander

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