Creating mental images is one of my favorite reading comprehension units to teach. For mental images, I use a lot of ideas from Debbie Miller’s book, Reading with Meaning. Below are a few of the lessons and activities we did in my classroom.
Using Poems to Create Mental Images from Reading with Meaning:
Each child got to pick one of the four poems that they had the best mental image for and drew their image. Afterwards, we looked at each image and noticed that even if the image was for the same poem each image was different because everyone has different schema. Below I have pictures of the bulletin for this activity that is also found in Miller’s book.