Friday, January 7, 2011

Cool Tool for Reading

 

What is it?

See-N-Read® Reading Tools help readers see, focus and remember text being read while filtering out distractions on the page. Reduces word- and line-skipping and pattern glare (words appear to move on the page), common problems for struggling or fatigued readers.
When I read that description of the product, I was very hopeful that this might be just what my 8yr. old needed to help her with her reading. I gave her the special bookmark and had her start using it with her reading assignments.

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As you can see, the See-N-Read is a plastic bookmark that has a clear window to highlight the text. The nice thing is that the rest of the bookmark is opaque, so you can still see ahead. That way the student can still be tracking chunks of material using peripheral vision, but still keep their place with the window.

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This simple tool helped my daughter tremendously! She felt more confident while reading to herself or aloud because she wasn’t always loosing her place. She was also very excited when I said she could keep it.

There is another similar tool available called the Memory Mark. With this tool, the window is actually cut out so that you can use it as a guide to highlight text with a highlighter marker, or underline text. I could see how that would be very useful.

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Now the cool thing is that they have this same tool available digitally! In the past when I had to read a book online or a really long blog article, I would highlight the text while I read in order to keep my place. Well with e-See-N-Read, I didn’t have to do that anymore. I could click on the icon and have it pop up to read what I needed. There are also several ways to customize it as well. It is a very useful tool to use with online reading!



For More See-N-Read Reviews: Disclosure: I am a member of TOS and I was given this product free for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Jessica said...

That is a nifty little thing, and just what I think my dyslexic son would benefit from. I just went to the website and bought a combo pack of the small book size, and document size see-n-read, thanks for the review!

January 7, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Very Blessed Mamma said...

Great review! Love the pics!

January 7, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
OpenID got2havefaith said...

What and awesome find! I have got to get one of these for my 8 year old. Thanks for the review!

January 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger K-tribe said...

I saw something like this online but in a pack of 15! So glad I read this. THANKS!!!
Kelly

January 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

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