Listening to Poetry and Visualizing

Visualizing refers to our ability to create pictures in our heads based on text we read or words we hear. It is one of many skills that makes reading comprehension possible. Generating an image while reading requires that the reader be actively engaged with the text.

Today, students listened to 3 nature poems – a subject near and dear to our hearts as we are surrounded by some beautiful forests and farmlands here in Wyevale!
First, students drew images of what they pictured in their heads as they listened to the poems.
Then, as they listened to the poems a second time, students were asked to add words and phrases to their sketches. In doing so students showed their understanding of the text.