Visualizing Stories

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Reading & Writing
Length of Time
45 minutes

Students will draw a picture of the story their teacher reads to them.


Learn about listening to stories
Learn to illustrate what they hear
Develop concentration

Materials Needed

Plain Paper


You need to choose a simple book and read to them, but you don't show them the pictures. You can read part of the story or all of it. It depends on how long the story is and the age of the students.

After that, you will pass out the plain paper so the students can first draw their picture with a pencil, and then they can color it.

The students will draw a picture about the story they heard.


You can grade the students on drawing and if it illustrates the story they heard.

Your grading depends on the age of the students.

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