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The Literacy Dive Podcast

Mar 29, 2021

Today we’re taking a deep dive into one of my favorite reading comprehension strategies…visualization. It seems so simple, yet it’s one that kids tend to really get stuck on! I believe that learning the skill of visualization can also help strengthen other challenging reading comprehension strategies such as inferring, predicting, and summarizing.


Essentially, visualizing is creating pictures in our head based on the text that we read or the words that we hear. However, it’s not just about seeing one single mental picture. We want our students to constantly be tweaking and adding to their mental images. I like to think about it like a movie we create in our heads. No matter if you’re teaching fiction or nonfiction, there are various things you can do to help bring visualization to life for your students and increase their comprehension as a result.


In this episode I share:

  • 6 visualization strategies that you can get up and running in no time
  • How to use each visualization technique with your students
  • Why drawing from all 5 senses and each student’s unique personal experiences will help with visualization
  • Creating a visualization station in your classroom
  • Specific book title recommendations for teaching this skill


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