Guided Comprehension: Visualizing Using the Sketch-to-Stretch Strategy
A majority of students in grades 4 to 6 are beyond decoding instruction and need more assistance with comprehension to help them become successful, independent readers. Strategic reading allows students to monitor their own thinking and make connections between texts and their own experiences. Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of visualizing using sketch-to-stretch, a strategy that teaches them to interpret texts through drawings. Students also have the opportunity to interpret the drawings of others and explore friendships that beat the odds.
4, 5, 6
Reading, Process Skills, Visual Arts