In ICAN, visualizing tech is related to summarizing. They are interconnected.
This tech is applied in the beginning by using sight words. Kids learn this basic skill by getting 100 sight words. Sight words are a mixture of the child's first years of verbal communication with their parents.
Then followed by phonics learning. As the students learn their first few words, they learn how to discern the difference between letters and sounds with the help of connected images.
Later on, visualization is important for kids to learn transferring text to their brain storage. After they get used to recalling three things at the same time, they learn how to read a sentence and transform what they read to a scene -- visual information.
As what they read increases, the scene becomes a video clip in their heads. When they read a whole book, the movie will be played in their minds!
Sight words, often also called high frequency sight words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.
Phonics is the relationships between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language. Children's reading development is dependent on their understanding of the alphabetic principle — the idea that letters and letter patterns represent the sounds of spoken language.
Visualizing refers to our ability to create pictures in our heads based on text we read or words we hear. It is one of many skills that makes reading comprehension possible. This method is an ideal strategy to teach to young students who are having trouble reading.