Use this freebie product to help students practice their observation, memory, and inference skills!
Preparation is quick and inexpensive:
Print and laminate the picture if you want a hard copy.
Have students prepare a piece of paper to answer seven questions. This can be just a “scrap” that they’ve saved or the corner of another activity. Or, use slates and markers.
Present the picture in your favorite way, via technology such as a document camera, as a PowerPoint on your SmartBoard , or put into a center if you made a hard copy.
Let students observe the picture for a short time. I recommend 30 to 60 seconds, but you may adjust according to your students’ age, attention span, and skill level.
Remove the picture by turning off the technology or turning the printed picture over.
Ask students the attached questions about the picture. Answers should be simple: 1-2 words, a phrase, or a number – no complete sentences here!
Bring the picture back out and go over the questions again. Students check their answers as they look at the picture. You’ll hear some groans as students analyze their mistakes and you’ll hear some good conversations as they explain their personal memory strategies.