Saturday, January 08, 2011
See N Read - TOS Review
After homeschooling for almost 2 years now I have noticed it helps my kids to follow along with their finger under the words as they read. I taught them this after doing it myself in school for eons (it seems anyway, I am not really THAT old).
So imagine how awesome it was to be able to review a product specially designed to help struggling readers, beginning readers, what have you, keep track of their place as they go. See-N-Read is a flexible little semi transparent gray plastic sheet with a clear strip. It comes in three different models, Memory Mark, 2 sizes- book and document, which is used if you need to highlight, See-N-Read 2 sizes, and eSee-N-Read for online reading. The first two just lay over the reading page with the clear strip or cut out window over the line you are reading.
Document sized See-N-Read on my son’s Apologia text.
From the site:
“See-N-Read® is a practical reading intervention tool....designed to help readers seamlessly see, focus, and remember what they read. It reduces word- and line-skipping and pattern glare.
See: See-N-Read® helps readers to concentrate on and track the text being read while smoothly transitioning between the words that come before or after, thus helping readers to increase their fluency (the capacity to read text accurately and quickly) and comprehension.
Focus: See-N-Read’s clear reading window is surrounded by a non-glare tinted transparent finish that helps readers to focus on manageable “chunks” of information in each line of text.
Remember: See-N-Read® provides readers with a clear reference point that helps control smooth eye movements across the text on a page. Smooth eye movement from left to right and smooth transitions from line to line ("sweeping") enhance retention of information.
See-N-Read’s flexible material makes it easy for readers, young and old, to hold and use it as they read.”
Memory-Mark and See-N-Read
Available in two sizes:
• Book size: 5 1⁄2” x 3” $2.99 each
• Document size: 8 1⁄2” x 3” $3.49 each
They have a combo pack for $5.99 1of each size for either type, not both, in addition to bulk pricing.
eSee-N-Read $29.99 for 1 download
Right now they have a free 7 day trial!
I really liked the eSee-N-Read as I have a eBook Reader and sometimes my kids will put my reader books on the computer to read. It helped tremendously with the eye fatigue that comes with reading a computer screen. I am so glad we were introduced to these because I have seen the little narrow pieces of plastic sold at the school supply store and they just can’t compare to this amazing little product.
See what the rest of the TOSCrew has to say about this little wonder item.
Disclosure: I received the above product in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.