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Visual Activity: Reading with Distractions
 Reading independently is an activity all children must learn to do well in order to succeed in school. Only a few years after they've read their first words, young students begin to rely extensively on written material for the knowledge and information they gain.

The ability to focus on a reading assignment and understand its content is critical to successful independent reading. But busy classrooms are seldom optimal for a student's concentration.

The following activity simulates what a child with an attention problem might experience during a classroom reading assignment.

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