Multi-Sensory Reading Activity
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper. Not only is Origami fun, it reinforces a multi-sensory teaching technique, hands-on learning, and helps children learn how to follow step-by-step instructions. This activity is also great for reluctant readers. Since it results in a finished product, children are more motivated to read in order to complete and finish their Origami figures.
– Schedule about thirty minutes of time to read about the origins of Origami.
– Provide your children or class with a selection of Origami papers and instructions.
– Origami figures can be very simple or quite complicated.
Assist your children or students while their making animals, birds, boxes or other designs, so they don’t become frustrated and want to give up.
– Loop a long piece of string from the finished products, then display everyone’s Origami figure from the ceiling.
Origami fills the learning needs of children who need hand-on learning experiences. Making Origami figures also reinforces another important concept. That is, children soon discovered when they’ve missed or skipped steps their Origami project came out incorrectly. The same is usually true about other assignments or activities that require students to follow sequential steps.
One More Thing. . .
If you’ve been trying to create multi-sensory reading activities but you haven’t been successful yet, this can help (but you have to actually USE the information it contains). It’s called
Multi-Sensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills – Activity Book
Suzanne Carreker is Director of Teacher Development at Neuhaus Education Center in Bellaire, Texas, and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Qualified Instructor. For 17 years, she has been involved with the preparation of teachers who provide instruction in basic literacy skills. She was a classroom teacher at and consultant to The Briarwood School in Houston for 13 years.
I really love the reproducible sections that can be used with kids, and to share with parents. They help me with dyslexic learner and will do the same for you!
This activity book is very useful and a great resource that accompanies the text of the same title. Teachers in grades K-8 shouldn’t be without it.
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