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當我看到I can see just fine封面的小女孩拿的書怎麼反了?我還以為我的眼鏡是不是該換了?@@再看到蝴蝶頁中她竟若無其事的從標示了Boys的男廁中走出來,我想不是我眼睛有問題,而是她…代誌大條了!

小朋友幾歲開始檢查視力呢?I can see just fine是一本跟視力檢查及戴眼鏡有關的書,戴眼鏡這件事對我來說一點都不陌生,因為從小有先天弱視的關係,從4、5 歲起就我就開始做弱視矯正,小時候有的同學還會笑戴著眼鏡的同學是「四眼田雞」。

小女孩Paige的生活跟一班女孩沒啥不同,她上學、上小提琴課、在庭院玩耍,但事情好像開始不太對勁了!首先老師發現Paige上課看不清黑板,她得站在凳子上;音樂老師也發現Paige因看不清樂譜拉出來的琴聲有如殺雞般;(看到牆上的貝多芬瞪大眼睛一副要翻白眼的樣子嗎?) 爸爸也發現她把臭鼬看成貓咪。
  • Ms. Palmer noticed that Paige was having trouble seeing the chalkboard.
  • Mr. Thompson noticed that Paige was having trouble reading her sheet music.
  • Dad noticed that Paige was having all kinds of trouble.

當每個人問她時,她總是說I can see just fine.。
儘管她一再保證I can see just fine.,但爸爸媽媽還是決定要帶Paige去看眼科醫生。超不情願的Paige在很親切的眼科醫生Dr. Steiger協助下做一些測試,像:read some letters on an eye chart,had some special drops in her eyes,looked through a mask with knobs and buttons.
經過一些測試,醫生說:Well, kiddo, you need glasses. They’ll look great on you.

話是這麼說啦!但Paige一點都不開心,在前往眼鏡行挑鏡框eyeglass frames的路上, 她仍堅持說:”I can see fine.” 不過說真的,眼鏡行的鏡框還真多樣化呢!各種造型,各種顏色。Paige 試戴這個又是戴戴那個 Paige tried on lots and lots of different frames…. until she found the pair that looked just right.

幾天後,配眼鏡阿姨說可以來拿眼鏡囉!Paige’s glasses were ready. 來試戴吧!”Let’s try these on,” the lady said.固執的Paige 還在嘴硬,”I don’t need glasses.,但就在她戴上眼鏡的那一刻,哇! 所有的東西都變得好清楚喔~I can see… everything.,戴上眼鏡後,大家都發現Paige 變了! Paige 上課時不用再站在椅子上 ,她甚至可以指出白板上拼錯的字。看清楚樂譜後的Paige可以再度拉出悠揚美麗的琴聲了,牆上的本來瞪大眼睛一副要翻白眼的樣子的貝多芬也恢復原本的相貌了! 她也在不會把臭鼬看成貓咪了。

  • Ms.Palmer noticed that Paige had no trouble seeing the chalkboard.
  • Mr. Thompson noticed that Paige had no trouble reading her sheet music.
  • Dad noticed that It was time to get Paige a kitty.

戴上眼鏡的Paige,可以看清楚東西了,生活恢復正常,只有一個問題。媽媽說:”Paige, your glasses are filthy! There’s no way you can see out of those. “Paige會怎麼回答?
沒錯!”I Can see just fine.” 。

這真是一本鼓勵孩子嘗試接受新事物的好書!

Paige 並不想戴眼鏡,but she still tries it, and it turns out not just fine, it’s great!
圖片明亮乾淨,又有對話語泡speech bubble,非常容易閱讀,而且把Paige 戴眼鏡這事的過程寫得好有趣啊。
而主題也可讓孩子學到很多與視力檢查及戴眼鏡相關的英文,如: eye sight, eye doctor, eye chart, eye drops, eyeglasses frames, I can see fine. I can see everything.
而在Paige 一再重覆的refrain, ”I can see just fine.” 當中的can 屬於 “-an “ word family 的單字,也是常見字彙( high frequency word),要常和孩子練習使用喔!

Classroom Activity

老師可和學生使用相關句型討論Paige戴眼鏡前後的不同,做compare/ contrast。

    • Ms. Palmer noticed that Paige was having trouble seeing the chalkboard.
    • Mr. Thompson noticed that Paige was having trouble reading her sheet music.
    • Dad noticed that Paige was having all kinds of trouble.
    • Ms. Palmer noticed that Paige had no trouble seeing the chalkboard.
    • Mr. Thompson noticed that Paige had no trouble reading her sheet music.

Home Activity

媽媽和孩子常把I can see….應用讓日常生活中。

  • I can see you.
  • I can see the yellow duck.
  • I can see big trees.
  • I can see everything.

 

讀本:Dan Ran (選自於Reading Line Phonics Kit

繪本:I Can See Just Fine

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