Let's build a picture in our heads from each pargraph to help us to visualise the story.
Think about Joey's extra large cage.
First we need to know What is Joey? Read all the text before we can build a full picture.
My background knowledge tells me that...
Joey is usually a name for a bird and when I read on I see that Joey is a budgie.
If you have never seen one here is a picture
Now let's picture the cage in front of the window.
Reading on, we can see that there is a cat in the story.
Picture in your mind what the cat would look like and how it would act towards Joey.
Use the information in the text to help you.
Read the text below and visualise in your head what the room will look like.
Closing your eyes for a few seconds once you have finished reading could help you.
Use the information from the text to draw the picture you can see.
The Twits by Roald Dahl
What’s this?’ gasped Mr Twit as they entered the living-room.
They stood in the middle of the room, looking up. All the furniture, the big table, the chairs, the sofa, the lamps, the little side tables, the cabinet with bottles in it, the ornaments, the electric fire, the carpet, everything was stuck upside down to the ceiling. The pictures were upside down on the walls. And the floor they were standing on was absolutely bare. What’s more, it had been painted white to look like the ceiling.