I hope everyone enjoyed their week and the extra hour of whatever!
Recently (Friday), we started to learn about our new skill focus for the next few weeks-visualizing! (One of my favorite skills to teach, because it is so much fun.)
Now, I usually introduce and practice a skill with picture books...but, well....I didn't think the kids would get as much out of it-since most of the pictures go along with the words!
I was going to make task cards with paragraphs on them from sections of picture book-but then a lightbulb went off.
Thank you to Teaching With A Mountain View (very cute free ones!) and Rachel Lynette for their very awesome task cards!
Today we sat down and talked about what visualizing was-and made an anchor chart together!
|oops! I cut off the ear on the side..|
|So not as fun as the one above!|
I gave the example of:
The man wore an oversized gray coat.
Then I asked for students to tell what they saw when I said that sentence.
They all saw something different! And they were so descriptive when the were talking.
Then I showed them how to 'sketch' (not make a masterpiece!) what they saw and describe it using their writing.
|Sorry for the brown coat-I didn't have a gray marker!|
So far my kids are doing well-but this is a fun skill!
Here is one of my favorite Visualizing Organziers:
Here is another one that is more simple-before I got better at making these! ;)
Shoes: TJ Maxx
Smiles and Sunshine,