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Yes, I've made my own raised line paper in a pinch. I use APH's Tactile Graphics Kit to make it. I go ahead and use the paper I've created or whatever the teacher may want me to use and I use the tracing wheel to raise the lines. Since I can't draw a straight line to save my life, I use a ruler to aid me in keeping the line straight. Another really good tool to use is the Black Board from Sensational Books. I've left that in the classroom and the teachers have been able to create their own lines when I'm not around...it's quick and fast. Just need the board, the paper and a medium point pen. Often times the teachers have utilized other students in the room to create the lines. Hope this helps?
Can you also make raised line paper? I was just told by my district that I couldn't purchase paper for a while...Very unhappy face here
For making tracing paper, I use http://www.mymoondrops.com/spelling.html#. You can type in the students name or words you want traced and it will generate the page for you. I then 'fix' it by enlarging it, making the dotted lines darker, reducing the number of words per line, etc. I've also had teachers ask for the name to be outlined for the student to write inside it. For that I open a word document, use Arial Black font size 72, and then I go into the font menu and choose outline. If you haven't already, go in and "play" with the different options in MS Word.
So you can make your own paper. Can you also make tracing sheets for low vision students? The handwritten ones I see them using in the classroom just don't do the trick. What other types of paper or worksheets do you create?
I never thought of creating my own paper! What a terrific idea!! My district is one that is frowning on purchasing items. I can get the paper from APH, but it doesn't fill my needs. Like you indicated above, I need different colored lines or a different color of paper. Thanks for this wonderful idea!! I love the samples you provided. I can definitely use these!