You can create your own overlays by using whole sheets or cutting strips of transparent, colored report covers, dividers or overhead projector film.
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 two: Everyone is different. Let your students try out the different colors and see which one they like the best.
Step five (optional): For those students that get overwhelmed by to many words on a page, you can place duct tape around the edge of the overlay to block out competing lines of text.
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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