On the third day I introduce the “Visualizing Wizard” who quickly accesses his 5 senses when he is reading, to see what he might be seeing, hearing , tasting, smelling or feeling as the story is read. The students then discuss their senses and which ones if any helped them visualize the events in the story, did they have a “movie playing in their minds”, or a good picture?
I write down many of their comments on the anchor chart and give them some time to talk to each other. I then asked the children to draw how the story made them feel. I also ask them to draw their favourite part to see if it had anything to do with the story. In grade one they sometimes have to explain their drawing to me!