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Imagining the Sensations

This support material is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 3, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.

The following document can be adapted and re-saved for your needs.

What Would It Be Like? Word
This chart helps students imagine the physical sensations and feelings associated with a particular situation. For instance, students might be given a picture of an event and asked to imagine the sounds, sights, smells and feelings that would likely be experienced by someone in this picture. This strategy is helpful in developing students' ability to describe events realistically and vividly. To use this chart, students:

  • record or draw responses for each category.


Adapted from Critical Challenges Across the Curriculum series. Permission granted by The Critical Thinking Consortium for use by Alberta teachers.

Last updated: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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