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Using Pictures to Teach Reading Skills | Digital and Printable

Using Pictures to Teach Figurative Language | Figurative Language Lessons

Using Pictures to Teach Parts of Speech | Grammar Lessons and Activities

Using Pictures to Review MIXED Reading Skills

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Are you reading to take your skill-based reading comprehension instruction to the next level? Using Pictures to Teach and Review Reading Skills is a well-loved, teacher-approved method that has become a staple in classrooms across the globe.

This huge, discounted bundle includes 90 printable (and DIGITAL!) pages to teach, review, and apply reading and writing skills!

The following Using Pictures to Teach Reading resources are included:

  • Using Pictures to Teach Reading SkillsIncludes 40 pages that explicitly teach 8 key reading skills. Each reading skill has five pages devoted to it, making it perfect for direct instruction, small group instruction, and eventually independent practice.
  • Using Pictures to Review Mixed Reading SkillsIncludes 20 tasks that review a variety of key reading skills. This is the perfect “next step” after students have learned all the different reading skills of for upper grades classrooms.
  • Using Pictures to Teach Figurative LanguageIncludes 15 pages teaching figurative language skills. Each figurative language skill has three pages devoted to it!
  • Using Pictures to Teach Parts of Speech: Includes 16 pages for teaching and reviewing parts of speech. Each part of speech has three pages devoted to it, with one extra page covering nouns AND verbs together.

Please see the bottom of the product description for the specific skills covered in each resource.

How is this resource organized?

There are three components to EACH page of this resource:

  • Observe It: This section includes the picture with plenty of white space around it. The white space is for students to make literal AND inferential observations. Take as many notes as you can, encourage students to stretch their thinking, and watch their inference skills grow with EVERY picture you observe! Examples of observations are included.
  • Answer It: This section has a task to complete that focuses on the reading skill AND relates to the picture in the “observe it” section.
  • Apply It: This section has a short story that loosely relates to the same topic shown in the picture (but does NOT represent the picture) and includes a task that relates to the reading skill focus.

Why use pictures to teach reading skills?

I have thoughtfully designed these resources to align with best practices in reading comprehension instruction.

  • This resource allows you to teach and review reading skills using pictures in an approachable, engaging, and easy-to-understand format.
  • Applying reading skills to pictures requires students to think critically about the skill at hand.
  • After using the picture to teach the skill, the resource transitions students to short tasks and reading passages where they apply the same skill in a different way.
  • It prepares students for the cognitively demanding task of applying skills to authentic texts, such as picture books as novels.
  • There is documented value in observing a picture and making inferences based on observations (and learning the difference between the two!), asking questions, making predictions, etc., and this resource does just that!

The Finer Details:

Printing: The images print well in color OR black and white. I do encourage you to project or show a color image for students so that they can make even more observations and inferences.

Answer Keys: I have included an answer key for each resource, but PLEASE NOTE: students should be encouraged to come up with their own original answers. Since many of the tasks are open-ended, there are many justifiable answers. These tasks are meant to encourage kids to think outside the box! You will be amazed at what they come up with.

Grouping Use: These printables are perfect for whole group or small group instruction, morning work, literacy centers, and more!

Grade Levels: Ideal for Grades 3+ and Enrichment or Whole-Class 2nd grade. I have personally used these with 2nd grade through 5th grade. The options are endless!

Digital and Projectable Access: In addition to the original printable version, there are TWO options for digital access for EACH of the four sets above. The original version that is identical to the printable pages is still included, but this resource also includes an interactive, easy-to-read and navigate Google Slides version! This digital version is also perfect for projecting as you teach a whole class lesson or small group.

I LOVE to incorporate pictures into my reading skill instruction! Visit my blog to see a plethora of posts and sample Using Pictures to Teach Reading Skills Anchor Charts!

Skills covered:

Reading Skills:

  1. Inferencing
  2. Main Idea
  3. Cause & Effect
  4. Compare & Contrast
  5. Sequencing
  6. Fact & Opinion
  7. Story Elements
  8. Point of View

Mixed Reading Skills:

  1. Cause & Effect
  2. Sequencing
  3. Compare & Contrast
  4. Story Elements
  5. Fact & Opinion
  6. Main Idea
  7. Point of View
  8. Character Traits
  9. Literal vs. Inferential
  10. Author’s Purpose
  11. Context Clues
  12. Making Predictions

Figurative Language:

  1. Similes
  2. Metaphors
  3. Personification
  4. Hyperbole
  5. Idioms

Parts of Speech:

  1. Nouns
  2. Verbs
  3. Adjectives
  4. Adverbs
  5. Prepositions


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Using Pictures for Reading Skills BUNDLE