This is a technique that aids comprehension by creating mental pictures of what is being read. Students are encouraged to create images in their minds as they read. This skill can be taught through a series of guided ques tioning techniques that elicit from the child vivid detailed pictures as they move through the passage. Examples of guided questions: "What do you see?" "What colors?" "Where is he sitting?" "How does it feel?"
Note: A good resource for teaching this skill is the program by Nanci Bell entitled Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking.
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