Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Reading Strategy: "Magnifying Glasses"

This is not my idea and I can't remember where I found it.  If it is your idea, or you know who thought of it, please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due!  However, it's lovely and my kiddos enjoy it.

To help our eyes focus on specific words or search for different types of words, we made pipe-cleaner magnifying glasses.  (On this specific day, I had my students quickly browse for words that they did not know before we even read the text.)  You can use these for many different reasons.  It makes reading a little bit more enjoyable and interesting for the kids! Plus, it helps the students that have visual impairments focus on small text.

 I have my students keep their 'magnifying glasses' inside their *browsing boxes.  (*Each student has their own box with 5 books from our classroom library. They are allowed to read these books anytime they finish work early or during D.E.A.R. time. They switch books once a week.)


Alessia said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making these cute (and easy) magnifying glasses!


Heather said...

When I first saw the pictures I thought that they were bubble wands! Wouldn't that be a cute idea too?? Either way -GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing.


ChristiS said...

This is MARVELOUS!! I'm a reading specialist and will be implementing this ASAP!! Thanks!!

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