DIY Color Overlays
Step one: Buy a variety of colorful transparent sheets. You can use -
- color, transparency film
- color, transparent report covers (plastic)
- color, transparent dividers (plastic)
Step three: For some students, keep whole sheets so that students have the option of changing the background color of the entire page of text. Other students might like a thin strip of color, as it can help with tracking from one line to the next. I make them a variety of lengths and widths, and often let students decide for themselves. Note: The strips also make wonderful book marks.Step four (optional): Place a plain sticker on the end of the overlay strip or the bottom of a whole sheet so that students can write their name on it. Students can also pick out a sticker of an image too. Just make sure to keep all stickers on one end of the color overlay strip or the bottom of the overlay page.
At the end of the activity, even if a few of your students don’t find color overlays helpful, they will still have a useful book mark.
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