Primary 5 have been learning and revising different reading strategies to help us develop our comprehension skills. Today we have been working on the visualisation strategy.
As we read, we create mental images of what is happening in the story as it unfolds, based on what we already know and understand about the world around us. This strategy can help us have a better understanding of what we are reading in a text.
Our task was to read a poem about a green giant called Sam. We had to then draw what we visualised him to look like, using the clues in the text. Mrs Stephen thinks we all did a fantastic job of doing so! Don’t you?
We discussed that it’s important to remember everyone will have their own ideas of what characters/ settings will look like in their head and that our drawings/visualisations don’t need to be the same.