Yesterday I was helping an 8th grader with a reading assignment. He had to read "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry and answer a few questions. I remembered the story but needed to re-read the story because some of the questions were text specific.
Anyway, as I read the story silently I laughed at the descriptions and dialogue. My student asked why was I laughing as I read. I told him it was because I saw pictures in my mind and what was happening was funny. Sadly, he said he didn't get that when he read.
Wishing for pictures in my students' minds when they read.