Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Exploring Optical Devices with Elementary-Age Readers: Tomás and the Case of the Mysterious Missing Dog

Black and white drawing of a teenage boy and a dog

and Chrissy Cowan

Tomas and the Case of the Mysterious Missing Dog is an illustrated story intended to inspire students with low vision to explore the many possibilities in which their optical devices and strategies can be helpful not only in the classroom but in real life situations as well. It is intended for elementary readers and the tale relates the adventures of Tomas, a young man with low vision, and his friends as they search for his beloved dog Luna who has mysteriously disappeared. The book is available for free download in digital format on the TSBVI Publications page (in English and Spanish), as well as in video format. It's also available by screen reader for those students who use that format. 

 

Expansion Activities for Tomás and the Case of the Mysterious Missing Dog

Screenshot of Expansion activities

 

Webinar with Scott Batisberger and Chrissy Cowan

Recorded in 2019, this webinar presents the book in its entirety, showing all illustrations and a dramatic reading.

Scott Baltisberger and Chrissy Cowan presenting a webinar on Tomas and the Case of the Mysterious Missing Dog.

Collage of exploring optical devices

Posted on April 27, 2021
Updated on: April 27, 2021