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The Go To Teacher: Anchor Chart Photo DUMP

Visualizing anchor chart from Teaching with Tomie dePaola Books Part 1

This is a visualizing poster I created as a part of my Visualizing Pack. I hope you find it useful!Please check out my

Use with "Back of the Bus" by Aaron Reynolds. Rosa Parks

This is a visualizing poster I created as a part of my Visualizing Pack. I hope you find it useful!Please check out my

We have been reading My Father's Dragon and today we finished the final book, The Dragons of Blueland.  These short chapter books are such a fun read aloud and lend themselves very easily to making mental images.

Drawing Mental Images

My Changing Mental Image

Using Mental Images to Create Connections

This poem by Jack Prelutsky"My Neighbor's Dog is Purple"  is from Deanna Jump's blog and I love the idea that she broke the poem into 2 parts so that students could really see how their mental images change through the course of reading a text.

Green Giant Poem - Mrs. Williamson at Welcome to Room 36 has some FANTASTIC resources for teaching mental images using the poem Green Giant. She even has a copy of the poem you can use in a pocket chart.