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Reading Strategies (Mental Imagery)

Reading Strategies (Mental Imagery)

Author: Cindy Floyd-Jones

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to use a variety of strategies to help create mental images while reading and be able to use these to duplicate the process via demonstration.

In this lesson, mental imagery is used to help students create mental images while reading. Students will access prior knowledge and visual awareness.  Students will respond to picture books using a Picture Book Handout that will guide them through a specific learning process.  Students can use a strategy called Watch-Read-Watch-Read to help them build additional background knowledge.  Lastly, students will create drawings to illustrate and understand information from text they have read. to the think-aloud approach, creating drawings to illustrate and understand relevant information gleaned from print.

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Introduction to Mental Imagery with Narration

A narrated version of the PowerPoint for student use.

Introduction to Mental Imagery

This slideshow can accompany the video. Students can use it for review of mind imagery strategies to increase comprehension.

Picture Book Questions

A handout for students to use to build mental imagery and comprehension. Students will use this after listening to a picture book read-aloud.


Source: NCTE/IRA

Exit Slip

This document is to be used by students after viewing the PowerPoint, Introduction to Mental Imagery. This is an exit slip.


Source: NCTE/IRA

Draw Aloud Organizer

A handout for students to use after reading a chapter book.


Source: IRA/NCTE