Understanding in Pictures

 

...Remember these stories?

I love the visuals in these notes that help this student sequence and recall all the important events in the novels they are reading in school.

Making a movie in your head about what you read (and strengthening those skills) is a crucial strategy to improve reading comprehension. Notes with drawings in them can help a student rewind, fast forward, and cue up parts of that "movie" so that they can better summarize the story and answer critical thinking questions about it.