Comprehension of text can be a challenge for students who are constantly trying to decode words. Drawing beside text enables students to remember what they have just read.
Making drawings in the margin of the texts changes students thinking from reading for accuracy to reading for meaning.
It also helps students to revisit the reading when answering questions. The example provided is a lower level reading but it is a good introduction to the concept of drawing to increase comprehension.
This Power Point could also be used as a mini PD lesson on drawing to increase comprehension.
The presentations ends with a passage to practice the concept of drawing to increase comprehension.