Julie Recommends

Erasable Highlighters

For years, I have thought about the importance of marking up one’s book, whether underlining or taking notes on the side, in order to retain information, find quotes at a later date for a paper, or study for a test. In most public schools, the books are reused, so the students are not allowed to write in their books. My new find is FriXion light made by Pilot. A pack comes with six erasable highlighters (orange, green, yellow, pink, purple, and blue). With these highlighters, students can actively learn and then erase their markings for the next year’s class. Although the eraser does leave some residue, I think that the benefits, including increased comprehension and soaring grades, will far outweigh that one concern!