Wednesday, March 18, 2015


This week 1st graders practiced visualizing as a reading strategy to help comprehend texts.  Klipfel & Kids are turning into wonderful readers and know that good reading is thinking.  Visualizing helps readers create mental images or movies in their mind.  While reading the poem "Green Giant"by Jack Prelutsky, we discussed sensory imagery or words that appeal to our senses.  Students closed their eyes to create a mental image of the Green Giant based on the author's descriptive words.  Give it a try!
Students then brought their Green Giant to life, in drawing form of course.  Monsters were big, little, happy, sad and even a little scary.  Students partnered off to compare the similarities and differences between what they visualized.  Check out our Green Giants below: 

Common Core State Standard: RL.1.4: Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

S.L 1.5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

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