Instructional Strategy Guide: Visualizing

Proficient readers scan and interpret text, forming a mental image of what is happening. A visualization made while reading will texture a scene with details that the text may not spell out—an indication of successful text comprehension. Support students in using all of their senses to engage with and imagine the world of a text. Multiple, differentiated models, practice, and support—drawing on UDL principles—will help all your students learn how to bring text to life as they read. View this slideshow for an introduction to teaching students Visualizing. Printable text-only version available below.