Let’s combine reading comprehension and art today!
One tactic I use to get my wiggly kids to listen to the read aloud of the day is to set them up with paper and crayons.
I found that my 6 year old loved to illustrate the story as I read it. We discovered this when I read The Tale of Despereaux. She would create these little books that had pictures showing all the events and characters of the chapters I had just read to her. It ended up being a great way to get her thinking about the story and using her imagination to what each scene would look like. And it opened her up to discussing alternate ideas around the story. For example, what if instead of being brave, the main character just ran away?
The whole idea is not to just read her a story, but to get her thinking and imagining.
Today I’m giving you another FREE printable pack of illustration sheets.
They have some short little scenes written out with an empty box for the illustration to go into. I’ve also included a blank one so that you or your child can write your own story.
You either click the picture to download it or click here!
Remember, adding in art is a great way to help a child visual the story they are reading or having read to them. I think it’s really helped with my daughter’s reading comprehension.
Looking for some good chapter books to read to your 1st grader? Check out our 2017 Summer Reading List.