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Helping students visualize

Our world is very visual. We see pictures and images on TV, in social media, web sites, music videos, magazines and print ads in every store window. But, students read a lot of the text that does not have images. For a deeper understand of the text it’s important for students to learn how to form these mental images.


One strategy that is great for teaching students how to form these mental images is called Mind’s Eye.  It’s so simple to implement and is a terrific way to begin a reading lesson.

Click on the image to read more about this pre-reading strategy and download a free planner and student response sheet.

 Mind's Eye-- This pre reading stragegy is a great way to get students to visualize, question and make predictions about a story.