Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mind Movies

We've been working this week on visualizing while we are reading.

Of course, we started with an anchor chart. :)
Then we started by doing one of my very favorite visualizing activities (which I'll be using for my formal observation soon!).

I gave each student a piece of paper, and had them divide it into fours.

Then, I covered the the cover of the book, and read it to them without showing any pictures.

The book I choose for this....

Our Mentor Sentence book for the week!
I had the kids draw each of the monsters (with Gabe on the back).

This is a GREAT book! If you haven't heard of it before, it's pretty darn cool (and Jivey has a packet based on it) and you can find YouTube videos on it before you commit. :)

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of their very cool monsters :(. 

After we finished, we shared all our pictures, and talked about how even though we all had the same words, our mind movies were all different (because we all had different schema :)

Then, we moved onto their practice-using Teaching With a Mountain View's FREE Visualizing Task Cards.
They're doing a pretty good job! 

I love teaching them this skill-it's an easier one for them to get! (And, boy, would my class yell at me-I used the 'e' word! ;)

Smiles and Sunshine,

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