Describing our Visualization

Today I introduced our book for the week to the class called Eddie Longpants. Instead of our usual introduction where we examine the title, front cover and blurb, today I just told students the title and asked them to describe the first thing that came to mind; many students said that they visualized a boy with tall legs, skinny legs or long clothing. After, we discussed that  it is difficult to understand how tall of a boy our friends might be picturing, so we added comparisons to our descriptions. For example, Eddie is as tall as a giraffe. This helps us understand how tall Eddie might be, because we can use our schemas about giraffes to help us visualize his height. Finally, we used sticky notes to record our comparison sentences and shared them with the class.

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