Visuals are beneficial for all learners but especially in the primary grades! Littles need clear and relatable visual references to support… well, all the things! My first year of teaching kinder, I didn’t know this… and I sure didn’t have many great visuals for teaching say, all the Reading Comprehension Skills!! And there are tons.
In Texas, our English Language Arts TEKS are a pretty heavy set of skills that are practiced throughout the entire year. Under the umbrella of comprehension, students are expected to learn many new skills in kinder & continue sharpening those into first. Reading skills like visualizing, inferring, predicting, retelling to just name a few.
Since Reading Comprehension skills are practiced in great depth throughout the entire school year, I feel it’s important to have a consistent visual references to share/display for littles and ones that are meaningful.
I created these visuals to be very cohesive, relatable to littles and offer the chance of learner interaction when introducing the little sign for the first time.
The connectedness within the visuals is actually a story in itself & one that lends itself to practicing with them before ever applying to read aloud chats, if you’d like! My hope is it also provides more meaning and makes them a more memorable tool to display and reference.
What’s in this set of Reading Comprehension Visuals ?
28 Different 8.5×11 Visuals with 4 Varied printing styles: Full Color, Color with Less Black Ink, Black & White or mostly all white – great for a color page or displaying on colored paper (see above & below images)
Parts of Book, Author, illustrator, Questions, Visualize, Prediction, Inference, Connections, Text to Self, Text to World, Text to Text, Setting, Characters, Character Traits, Problem/Conflict, Solution/Resolution, Theme, Retelling (Hand), Plot Events, Sequence, Beginning, Middle, Ending, Compare, Contract, Cause, Effect, POV 1st and POV 3rd
These Reading Comprehension Visuals are in my TPT and can grab them by clicking here!