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Students discover art that contains composite imagery and visual puns. They create their own picture of composite imagery and explain the visual pun. Students develop skills using the drawing media.
Students become fluent readers by assessing the strategy of visualization to visualize each event in a story. They use imagery to visualize all types of literature. Each student receives a copy of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out," and "Sarah, Plain and Tall," to visualize.
Students use imagery to visualize what they are reading. After a lecture/demo, students listen to a Robert Frost poem, creating a list of words and images as the poem is read aloud. They use the imagery to write their own poem.
Students investigate visual imagery. In this visual imagery lesson, students investigate how a single picture can produce a story. Students explore famous album covers and evaluate the imagery contained. Afterward, students create their own album cover.
Develop readers’ awareness of the visual power of language with a guided imagery exercise. Set the stage and create the mood with dim lights, soft music and potpourri. Then read the provided section of Bud, Not Buddy. Next, invite listeners to record images they recall from Christopher Paul Curtis’s tale. Finally, encourage class members to share their writings. The strategy would work well with most naratives.
Learners study how imagery affects their comprehension of stories. They participate in a guided journey of The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body. They compare the information from the book and their guided journey.
Students focus on visual literacy in this lesson which can be incorporated to any previous lesson. Using images, they identify the visual elements and design in them and examining the various patterns present. In groups, they discover and discuss any hidden meanings in any of the images they view.
Begin The Great Gatsby by showing the opening half-hour of the film. Using this clip, discuss imagery with your class and assign each learner a type of imagery. Group learners together according to type of imagery and have them respond to questions. The lesson ends with a paragraph analyzing the director's choices pertaining to imagery.
Students recognize and interpret imagery by researching the way it is used in advertising. In small groups, they search the magazines for advertisements that use imagery and write a commentary on their examples.
Students examine the process of visualizing and representational imagery as a strategy for improving their reading comprehension. They visualize the events from poems by Jack Prelutsky and Langston Hughes, and discuss what they visualized with a partner. Students then draw a picture of what they visualize while reading a chapter from the book "Holes."
Students practice visualizing images as they read text to help improve their comprehension skills. The teacher models a visualizing technique, and the passes out two poems for the students to read silently. The class creates a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting the images they visualized.
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to more literal lines. They then apply what they have learned to their own lyrics. The fifth in a series of nine lessons that build on one another.
Create a visual art project about obesity. In this art lesson, 8th graders research and explain the importance of eating healthy and exercise. They document their eating habits in their journal and analyze it.
Twelfth graders analyze Ray Bradbury's use of techniques and elements of fiction as well as nonfiction in the novel Dandelion Wine. In this novel analysis lesson, 12th graders analyze the sensory techniques in Dandelion Wine. Students use music and artwork to identify imagery and sound devices. Students create a personal narrative prose including imagery and sound devices.
What do you see? Young reader tap into the visualization process as they listen to or read a fiction story and fill out a graphic organizer. Model this first with a think-aloud, showing scholars how you visualize a familiar story. For each section that prompts a sensory reaction, record the text and sketch the image that pops into your head. The organizer has room for three sections, however scholars can use the back for more if they need it. Encourage readers to use the five senses and make personal connections to the story. If everyone reads the same story, consider sharing how different learners uniquely visualize the same scene. A story without pictures would be ideal here.
In this study guide for chapter 7 of A Separate Peace, students complete 5 vocabulary definitions, 2 literary term definitions and 13 short answer questions. Lastly, students respond to a given passage.
Students listen to a story. In this imagery lesson, students listen to nature sounds of the Everglades, water and forest. Students listen to a reading of the Tangipahoa River guided imagery passage. Students share their feelings inspired by the guided imagery.
Students use visual imagery in dealing with a stressful situation. They practice the visual imagery in class and at home. They record their reflections in a journal.
Students participate in a visualization activity as the teacher reads parts of a book aloud. They listen with their eyes closed while they create pictures in their mind. They write down their favorite line of imagery before volunteering to share it with the class.
Poems by O. Henry, Marion Dane Bauer, Monty Roberts, and Langston Hughes provide the text for a study of symbolism, hyperbole, and imagery. Employing the “think-pair-share” strategy learners generate definitions of these terms and locate examples in the poems.

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