The Visual Imagery Strategy
The Visual Imagery Strategy is a reading comprehension strategy for creating mental movies of narrative passages. Students visualize the scenery, characters, and action and describe the scenes to themselves as they read each sentence in a passage. Students use the strategy to improve their understanding and recall of specific facts and sequences.
In research studies, students showed average gains of 51 percentage points in reading comprehension of grade-level materials after they mastered the strategy.
Author(s): Jean B. Schumaker, Donald D. Deshler, Alice Zemitzsch, and Michael M. Warner
Publication Info: University of Kansas, 1993