Reading Strategies: Visualisation

We really enjoyed the book “Sahara Special” and it generated some really rich discussion.  Throughout each chapter we practiced predicting, summarising, inferring and visualising – all things that great readers do.   Once we had finished the book, we re-read pages that described Miss Pointy, a teacher from somewhere else and took what we visualized and turned it into an illustration.  The students created portraits of Miss Pointy – they could be abstract or Miss Pointy-ish.  I loved how they turned out…

Check them out on our classroom sliding door on the day of our Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences.

You may also like to check out this website: http://www.planetesme.com/saharaspecial.html 

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