Mental Images

This month we've been working on our Mental Image unit. I've pretty much covered everything the fabulous Debbie Miller has suggested. As you can see in the picture above my students worked really hard on showing their mental images through pictures. In this activity, my students listened to several poems. They then chose one to read again and illustrate what they imagined. On day 2 they met with other students who read the same poem and compared their drawings. We came to the conclusion that different people have different mental images because we don't all have the same SCHEMA! What a big word for such little people. :)
Below I've included links to (4) Mental Image Worksheets I've created. These are great sheets for Reader's Workshop. Just click on the links below to download.
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  1. These are great! Thank you for sharing!

    Jodi
    www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you so much! I've been working on mental images throughout the year with my kiddos and I think it's a great idea to discuss how we don't all have the same mental image!

    We last read poems from "Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant" by Jack Prelutsky. It worked great for mental imagery.

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  3. Thanks! These are awesome! What book would you recommend using to help create mental images?

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your worksheets! They look great and I can't wait to use them and do a unit with them :)
    Do you have a list of storybook recommendations that would help students create mental images in their minds?

    P.S. Don't know if you tried this, but the song "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong is great for having students create mental images. You can even have them create a beautiful artwork using watercolors while they listen to the song and draw their mental images...come to think of it, you could even make a whole unit on "What a Wonderful World" and tie in recycling, arbor day, earth day, etc. Just an idea! :)

    www.theteachingbug.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing! We are beginning our February Author Study late this month due to snow days, holidays, testing windows, etc. and I can't wait to try out a few of your mental imaging ideas! I posted a simple making connections pdf on my teaching blog today that my be of interest to you. I hope you'll check it out!
    ~Michelle
    http://firstgradebest.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing these. I'm adding them to my files (along with so many other Fabulous things you share)!

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  7. Oh wow! This is GREEEEEEAT!
    -Rachelle
    whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

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  8. Here is a link to picture books to use with each of the comprehension strategies.
    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B1T6V4g6HTXKNTZiNzg3ZWEtMWY5OS00Mjk3LTlmNTctNDZiMGNiZmE0ZTNl&hl=en

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  9. Thanks Michelle for posting up that list of books! It is EXTREMELY helpful! :)

    www.theteachingbug.blogspot.com

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  10. WOW! What an amazing post on visualizing and making mental images! I love your templates and am excited to share them with my kids next week!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe
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  11. This is a fantastic post! I am just starting mental images this week and I your templates are so extremely helpful! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe
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  12. Thank you so much for these great, clear worksheets. I also appreciated the list that you shared with all of the mentor picture books. I refered to both on my post for parents about mental images at raisinghappyreaders.blogspot.com. Thanks again!

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  13. Thank you! This was just what I was looking for!
    www.thoughtsfrommrssusan.blogspot.com

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