When students are early readers they use pictures to support understanding of the text; Informational texts and adolescent novels rarely include pictures, therefore, one way to address this is to pair those reading passages with a visual.

Example:

In the images below, the teacher is reading a passage about the prehistoric life called “How Cave Dwellers Work”.  This passage describes a life that today’s students cannot imagine so the text is paired with the pictures to support comprehension and increase visualization.

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Further Readings:

Pbs.org – Read Illustrations to Improve Literacy Skills

Thoughtco.com -Photographs and Illustrations Support Reading Comprehension


Created by Kristen L. Hodnett
Reviewed by Kathy Furlong Silverio

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