Sarah, Plain and Tall Visualizing Strategy to Increase Comprehension

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As you read, you create a picture in your mind to represent the text. Good readers incorporate this skill automatically, while struggling readers often miss important details needed to visualize a story. Visualizing the text can help readers connect to the characters and setting as well as making deeper, more meaningful inferences.

Sarah, Plain and Tall is an excellent story to teach visualizing. Patricia MacLachlan’s beautiful writing and keen sense of detail lends itself well to imagery. As a historical fiction novel, understanding the setting is even more important to comprehension.

Students will need to read closely to create accurate illustrations. An excerpt from each chapter is provided to guide students in their illustrations.

Chapter One The Witting’s Home on the Plains
Chapter Two At Home in Maine with Sarah’s Letters
Chapter Three Spring on the Prairie
Chapter Four Picking Wildflowers with Sarah
Chapter Five Our Dune
Chapter Six Winter with the Wittings
Chapter Seven A Visit with Maggie
Chapter Eight The Squall
Chapter Nine Sarah’s Return
Bonus: Jacob and Sarah’s Wedding
Bonus: A Map of the Witting’s Home

A teacher's guide is provided.

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24
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Sarah, Plain and Tall Visualizing Strategy to Increase Com
Sarah, Plain and Tall Visualizing Strategy to Increase Com
Sarah, Plain and Tall Visualizing Strategy to Increase Com
Sarah, Plain and Tall Visualizing Strategy to Increase Com