When readers visualize, they use the words on the page to make a movie in their mind.
Readers pay attention to all of the describing words that an author uses to make the story come to life. In a picture book, the illustrator uses the author’s words to create a picture that matches what’s happening in the story.
Readers can use the pictures to make sure that they are on the right track as they make their own movies in their minds. Encourage readers to compare their mental images to the illustrations in the book.
Through using visualizing readers will begin to monitor their comprehension. Visualizing often helps the reader to understand the characters’ actions or the settings within a book.
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