Reading comprehension improves greatly with the ability to visualize. Visualization is the ability to create pictures from words. In the example, “Sam the dog ran out the door” Can you picture Sam? The door? The yard? Maybe Sam is a medium-sized black and white spotted dog with short hair running out of a white screen door into a giant yard. The ability to create a picture from words is an example of visualization. Students with poor or no visualization abilities are unable to make the text come alive resulting in a passive reading experience that has little or no meaning.
April 3, 2009Written by Kai Long