Evoking Sensory Images to Deepen Comprehension By A. Frasier. March 2009. Purpose of Strategy Instruction. Goal of strategy instruction is active processing, NOT use of strategies.
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“People who read without visualizing are simply gliding across the surface of a text, missing out on the rewarding experience of being immersed completely in another world or the complete cognitive engagement that comes from using all their mental resources to understand what they read.” (Kelley & Grace)
“Mental images bring forth not only snapshots of reading, but smells, tastes, feelings, and chills and thrills as well.”
Toilet paper rolls/Jewelers Loops
The Woman’s 400 Meters (L. Morrison)
they flex knees, drum heels and
shiver at the starting line
waiting the gun
to pour them over the stretch
like a breaking wave.
Bang! They’re off
careening down the lanes,
each chased by her own bright tiger.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one, you will feel that all of that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. (Hemingway)