06 October 2012

Mental Image Quad

My students are continuing to learn about visualizing.  This is one of my favorite strategies!  If you haven't read the book, Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller, you really must check it out   The quad I used, comes from her book. I simply replicated her example.  We will continue to use this strategy throughout the year.  Their images are becoming stronger and more vivid.  We read the story, Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night, and they had to record their mental images as the story progressed.  We talked about how our mental images change as the story changes and why everyone has different images.  No two papers were exactly alike.  Their answer always puts a smile on my face- "Because we have different schemas!"


  1. Love this! I think I'll try it out next week!

    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

  2. Hi Jessica,
    I'll send you the quad I used :)
    Totally Terrific in Texas

  3. Love the quad idea. Up until now we've drawn only 1 mental image, but I like the progression throughout the story. Quick question, though, did you stop throughout the reading and then give students a moment to draw or was this completed over a few days?
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    :0) Melissa
    More Time 2 Teach

  4. I used to have a copy similar to this, but I've lost it. Is there any way I can get a copy of your worksheet?