Play a matching game. This activity can then go into a center.
I was diagnosed with the dystonia blepharospasm more than two decades ago. This article describes my experience with the disorder. Source Life With Blepharospasm The time is more than a quarter-century ago, in the late '80s.
This out-of-control blinking is uncomfortable, and when I confide in a friend, she says she monitors the state of my life by how fast my eyes blink. She thinks the excessive blinking is caused by tension. Since I'm dealing with a lot of problems, I agree. A couple of years passed and the fast blinking continued, even though my life was relatively calm.
What was going on? What's more, my eyes seemed more than ordinarily sensitive to sunlight. I couldn't leave the house without sunglasses. My eyes clamped tightly shut whenever they were hit with a glare or bright interior light. A few years later, the squeezing began. My eyes squeezed tightly shut intermittently, and I was still dealing with the fast blinking.
My brain would tell my eyes to open, but the message apparently wasn't relayed to my eyelids. Walking down the hall at work, I bumped into a wall because my eyes were squeezed shut and refused to open. This was getting scary! Driving on freeways became hazardous because I had to hold one eyelid open with my hand while I drove with the other hand.
The eyelid I was holding open seemed to be fighting hard to close. It had become difficult to read a book or watch a movie because focusing on the page or screen seemed to make the squeezing worse. I noticed that while I was looking at a person who was talking to me, my eyes went berserk, blinking and squeezing, but when I replied, my eyes stayed open.
Once I stopped talking, though, the involuntary twitches started again. My occupation required me to talk to people all day. Might this affect my job?Oh, the Thinks you can think up if only you try.” Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to Reviews: K.
He kept his eyes clinched shut and kept telling himself, "I'm not a bad person." A sudden wave of silence nearly knocked him out of his chair. In a panic he clinched his eyes tighter. I’m concerned that “let kids read what they like” will in the future shut him out from the opportunity to read great literature—Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Chekhov, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Huckleberry Finn.
For someone like my youngest, school may be the only place he encounters.
These pieces are strong examples of fictional narratives that provide a level of quality for which fifth and sixth grade students may strive. This is a lesson plan for a day Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lesson for the book I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
by Dr. Seuss. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students.