USE VISUAL IMAGERY
SELECT DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE AS MENTOR TEXTS
TEACH DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE
THINK LIKE AN ARTIST
Using art options such as sketch to stretch, artist storyboards, and art projects to show what the reader sees as they read helps. When working in these activity options, I try to always bring kids back to the texts. What clues help the reader with the projects? Get your kids talking about what they glean from the reading that supports their thinking.