This summer, I thought a distribute how I could take this even further in my classroom. I had always used pictures as a guide introduction to the skill or whole group practice, or by using task cards in centers or little groups. Both of these were ( and are hush ) great, but I wanted to have an choice for independent exploit, judgment, homework, etc. that would continue to strengthen their skills .
That ‘s when this little muffin was born… I decided to take what I ‘ve been sharing for years and create a new production line of resources : Using Pictures to Teach ™ .
Why Using Pictures to Teach Works
I created each section of this document with a particular function in thinker. I wanted the students to use the pictures in a variety of ways while however practicing the specific focus read skill. They have the opportunity to observe a photograph and make inferences, ask questions, make predictions, and so forth, practice a learn skill based on the painting, and apply the interpretation skill to a abruptly passage.
There are three components to EACH page of this resource :
Observe It: This section includes the video with enough of white distance around it. The whiten space is for students to make literal AND inferential observations. Take as many notes as you can, encourage students to stretch their think, and watch their inference skills grow with EVERY movie you observe ! Examples of observations are included .
Answer It : This incision has a task to complete that focuses on the understand skill AND relates to the picture in the “ observe it ” section .
Apply It : This incision has a short fib that loosely relates to the same topic shown in the photograph ( but does NOT represent the picture ) and includes a undertaking that relates to the reading skill focus .
Every time I introduce a modern skill, I use one of the pages wholly class ( the inference and sequencing examples above came from a hale class lesson ), and then I have them work on one with a partner. finally, they take a page home plate for homework or do one independently in centers or as an assessment. I know it sounds pathetic, but these pages have TRULY changed my classroom for the better. Why ?
Students are now better able to concretely understand these read skills .
The pictures make the skills substantial life, so they are able to make connections outside of the classroom, outside of the reading skill itself. They look at things a moment differently now, and alternatively of memorizing how sequence or lawsuit and effect or comparison and contrast refer to learn, they know how it relates to the real universe, so it becomes second nature for them when they are asked to do it when reading. They are constantly making these observations through the pictures, so they merely KNOW how to do it intuitively. This type of initial rehearse takes the pressure off of the reading dowry so that they can be successful with the skill first gear before diving into the “ nitty game. ”
You can purchase this pack of reading skills pages at my TpT store by clicking the image below. It includes 7 key reading skills with 5 pages of commit for each skill .
Using Pictures to Teach Figurative Language
After using these for several months this year and barely loving them ( both me AND my students ), I decided to create a new fructify as I started teaching figurative terminology ! Again, I had constantly used pictures to teach figural language… You can click each mental picture below to read more about how I have used pictures to teach figurative language !
I followed about the same basic format for this fit of printables, but left less white space for observing and added a newly multiple choice segment to add a little extra challenge .
here are two examples of pages I ‘ve done with students as a lead, one with metaphors, and one with similes. They placid make their observations, but then they have to identify and write similes and metaphors of their own. They LOVE these, excessively !
This one always makes me laugh. Coming up with their own figurative lyric is always the hardest part for students, and the one they came up with to describe the girlfriend ‘s glasses is so punch-drunk. 🙂
You can purchase this pack of figurative language printables at my TpT memory by clicking the image below .
Using Pictures to Teach Parts of Speech
One more update ! After seeing such phenomenal results with my students this year, I created another set to teach and review parts of manner of speaking. I have used pictures to review parts of language for years and have blogged about it before on THIS mail !
This fresh Using Pictures to Teach Parts of Speech set includes a review of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions. It is one of my favorite creations to date and can span the entire year ! You can purchase it resource HERE .