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1 Visualizing and Verbalizing in Reading Amber Fetherolf October 12, 2010

2 Visualizing helps with comprehension as we better understand the text through the pictures we create in our heads. As we learn to visualize, we are able to verbalize our understanding or comprehension of the text.

3 Endes, C. & Wood, K. ( ) Visualizing has to do with the whole picture, not just parts. In order for a student to understand the whole picture, they may have to relate it to their senses to comprehend the image as a whole. IEPC -Imagine, Elaborate, Predict, and Confirm

4 Bell, Nanci (1991) Questioning-gives the student choices as they described their pictures. Detailed and clarifying questions about the reading helps them to better understand what they are seeing in their heads and the text as a whole. Structure Words

5 The dog is running over the hill.

6 What Size Color Number Shape Where Movement Mood Background Perspective When Sound

7 Fountas, I., Lyons C., Pinnell, G., & Scharer, P. (2005) Interactive-Read alouds Teacher reads a story that draws all students interests. Teacher asks questions about the story to enhance class discussion. Students may make predictions about the story. Helps to get a better picture in their heads by collaborating with their peers.

8 Some students can decode words, but cannot comprehend them because they cannot visualize them. Ex) The fat cat chased the dog. There are many different strategies used for helping students to visualize and verbalize. -Questioning, Sensory activities, Read Alouds

9 We can only fully understand the text by creating pictures in our heads. As teachers, we must use visualization in all aspects of reading to ensure that our students are comprehending fully.

10 Conclusion Through all these strategies that can be used in teaching, children are able to fully understand the texts that they read. By seeing the images in their heads, students are able to completely comprehend the reading and communicate their understanding of the words. This transitions students from just reading the texts to becoming effective readers.


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