Ms. Huffman did a lesson on visualization with her third grade Title I students at Norfolk Christian.
First the class discussed what visualization was. Then Ms. Huffman had them listen to recorded sounds in nature.
After listening to each sound, they would describe what they visualized in their head to their partner.
Next, we read “My Neighbor’s Dog is Purple,” a poem by Jack Prelutsky. We read one stanza at a time. After reading each stanza of the poem, they drew a picture of what they visualized.
When their work was completed, the third graders could see how their mental pictures progressed and changed as they read and visualized more and more of the poem.
Our Visualizations as We Read the Poem