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March 22, 2012

Visualizing with Poems

I always start my visualizing mini lessons with poems.  They're short and sweet.  The best part is the kiddos can read most of the poems with me.

Our lessons have been, "Good readers visualize."  Today we read "Bod, My Fat Cat."  After reading, the kids highlighted any words that help to paint a picture in their heads.  Then they illustrated.  That's the best part!  Here's their work.


  1. What a fantastic idea!! I will have to implement this asap!! :)

  2. I really like this idea, especially since they can take it home.

    I'm a new follower, and fellow first grade teacher. :)

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