October 18, 2013
For the laminator/bookbinder technology I chose to make a sight word book for my step-daughter. I chose to make the sight book to help her ability to read and write. The more one-on-one time she has learning and practicing the sight words with me, the greater her chances are of integrating them into her long-term memory.
I laminated twelve sight words that she has been working on in school and put them in an envelope. I used velcro to attach the envelope to the front of her book. I used each sight word in a sentence and underlined the sight word so she would recognize where the sight word was in the sentence. I added a square box to each sentence page. When she reads each page, she can find the correct sight word being used and apply it to the square. I laminated each page so she could also write the sight word in the box using a dry erase marker to enhance her writing skills. I used the bookbinder to bind all the pages together to create the book.
The laminator can also be used to help a child’s letter recognition. Teachers or parents can print up a page of alphabet letters that are spaced apart, so the child can practice copying the letters for help in learning the alphabet. Children can also trace numbers on a laminated page. The repetition helps them remember how to form numbers. Math worksheets can be created to help children learn how to solve problems. The laminated worksheet allows the child to erase mistakes and rework the problem until the concept is learned. The laminator is an excellent tool for teachers and parents to use because it helps to create, protect, and enhance learning.