This is a kid-friendly explanation/description of Visualizing or Imaging (reading comprehension strategy) for students. This may be used as a resource or tool for teaching visualizing to whole classes or small groups and works well with Close Reading (sketch to stretch strategy), for using with poetry, figurative language, or other descriptive text (any genre as long as text is descriptive enough to visualize), Shared Reading interactive mini-lessons, Guided Reading follow-up activity, as a Reading Workshop option, literacy center activity (especially a Listening Center for younger students), or as part of an interactive reading notebook. This is also a great cross-curricula activity to tie literacy together with art.
TIP: I used this as a handout for parents and guardians during our school's Family Literacy Night, and presented around Visualizing as my topic, and parents LOVED it! They thought this would be a wonderful tool to use at home to keep their children interested and engaged in reading. : )