Reading Comprehension is critical for a child’s future success in school. Drawing For Visualization is one way to foster both understanding and love of books.
Target Skills for Visualization:
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Thinking
Materials Children Need to Visualize About What They Read:
- Books or Copies of Reading Passages
- Markers or Crayons
- Paper or Journal
Instructions on How to Use Drawing For Visualization & Reading Comprehension:
Once the child has drawn a series of pictures to illustrate a series of passages in a story have them “read” their drawings to you. Talk about how their story is the same or different from the story that you read to them.
It is so gratifying to see a child start to comprehend the world of literature as their reading comprehension improves and grows.
Try these activities to help your kids understand new vocabulary words and build comprehension!