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Old 06-23-2008, 09:41 AM
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My daughter teaches the deaf and comprehension is a big problem for them sometimes. She was teaching high school kids reading and they thought of it as a bore so she decided to make it interesting. She bought some clay and after they read a chapter of the book, the students had to make something out of clay that pretained to what they had read and explain it to the class. At first the students laughed because they thought my daughter was off her rocker by suggesting something they played with in grammar school but soon they really got into it. Their projects became a competition to see who could make the best and finish first. She also did this with fingerpaints and drawing. Even though these were high school kids, they really began to enjoy it a lot and through the project, the story stuck with them.
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