Sunday, February 26, 2012

Open Your Eyes and Visualize!

Wow! This past week was FULL of excitement for me. The wonderful Becca over at Jumping Jax Designs installed my blog last Monday. I absolutely LOVE it! She was such a pleasure working with, and I couldn’t be happier! THANK YOU!

Right now we are focusing on one of my FAVORITE reading strategies….VISUALIZING! Visualizing is a blast for students AND the teacher. It’s always fun hearing what they are picturing in their minds, and seeing their illustrations.

Here’s a little anchor chart I created as a way to introduce the definition of visualizing:

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You can find my Common Core aligned unit on Visualizing at my TPT store below:

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A large focus of the unit is on using your five senses to visualize. In the pack, you’ll find many great graphic organizers that can be used for any different age groups. Some of the activities are specific to certain texts, including:

 

and my FAVORITE (if you have not read this book…YOU MUST!)…

 

Enjoy your Sunday! Have a wonderful eek.

17 comments:

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love your new look and congrats on your award! Your anchor chart is FAB, too!!
Jennifer

First Grade Blue SKies

Emily said...

Thank you, Lyndsey! =)

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

Miss Foote said...

Thanks bunches!!!

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

Shawna said...

Lyndsey your blog looks awesome! Thanks for the nomination!
Shawna
The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

Mrs. Coe said...

Looks great!

Patty Rutenbar said...

Congrats on your award. She also gave me the same award and it really filled my bubble! I'm your newest follower and I like what I see so far. You can check out my blog if you'd like to see some of my freebies I'm offering.

Patty

Second In Line

Andrea said...

Congrats on the award! Thanks for checking out my blog! You have great ideas and I can't wait to read future posts. BTW, I love your blog makeover, it's super cute!

Andrea
Cheers to School

Tarra Mackelson said...

Your blog looks great Lyndsey! Congrats!

Tarra
www.chalkboardchitchat.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I love visualizing too! So fun!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

vicky1970 said...

Lyndsey - You are so talented. I love your packs you make. I need to learn how to do all that. Your anchor chart is amazing -- you are a little artist! I also love your new blog look. Way to go my friend. :o)
Vicky
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/teacher-of-the-day/vicky-moore.shtml

vicky1970 said...

oops!
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

LYNDSEY said...

Aw, thanks Vicky! :) You are too sweet!

Miss S. said...

The blog looks so cute!
Im a new follower!

Miss S
Just Teaching...Kindergarten

Ms.M said...

Love the poster and an hot chart! I will have to copy for my room thanks! Glad you linked up.

Ms. M

Nicole said...

I love love love visualizing! It's so much fun and opens up the creative mind! Cute packet!! I'm your newest follower! So glad I found your cute blog and ideas!

Nicole
Rowdy in Room 300

A. Kate said...

I wish I could draw like that! Well done. I love teaching visualization. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Kate

Innovate, Create and Relate

A. Kate said...

I forgot to say, I am your newest follower!

Cheers,
Kate

Innovate, Create and Relate

 
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