The thinking/reading strategy of visualizing is an important skill that many kids have a hard time with. Visualizing helps a student become engaged in a book and understand the context of the text in a powerful way. Some of my students had problems with visualizing so I created this rubric and formative assessment to measure where they were and the progress they were making. The first page is a four point rubric on where they are at as visualizers. The second page has a SmartBoard graphic with lines underneath. My students love writing on the SmartBoard so I figured that having them draw on a paper graphic somewhat made it personally meaningful to them. Then they wrote their description of the movie they saw in the spaces provided below.