After word solving, visualization is the most critical comprehension strategy. Visualizing what the words in a text mean or describe is the essence of reading. Everything we can do to model for students how and what we visualize, and every opportunity we can give them to further develop their ability to visualize, will help to develop stronger readers
Hahn, M. L. (2002). Reconsidering read-aloud. Stenhouse Publishers.
If you want your child to understand texts, help your child see what is in the text.
Remember, it is not the skill all children learn on their own.
Parents should teach children explicitly how to create mental imagery.
While you are reading aloud, tell your child how you think the main character in the book looks like.
Ask your child how she thinks the main character looks like.
Ask your child how she imagines the settings in the book. Ask about smells, colours, feelings, and emotions.
With time visualizing becomes automatic.
It will tremendously support your child’s reading comprehension, reading engagement, learning, and retention.