Friday, September 6, 2013

new insights on visualizing

I discovered something I didn't know before a few hours ago from my third graders. We were talking about First Day Jitters and I asked who could see what was going on. Then a student told me he was hearing the characters voices and the kids in the hallway from the story. I couldn't hear it, I'm visual. Then we did a quick three corners including the kids whose bodies started slumping when Sarah was slumping. Only one student was left not in a corner. He didn't visualize, listen, or act out the story. He wasn't in the story with us. He said he doesn't usually like stories and he forgets them easily. Then the other kids told them they just remember what they saw, heard, or did while reading. We need a new name for visualizing because we are leaving out learners who are really experiencing the stories.