Lots of people wear glasses to make their vision better, or even just for fashion.
But when Noah, 4, found out he needed glasses, he wasn’t happy about it.
In fact, he was downright sad.
His mother asked him why he was so sad about having to wear glasses.
Noah told her he was worried that everyone would laugh at him.
Noah’s mother started a Facebook page (called “Glasses for Noah”) to show Noah that wearing glasses is cool.
She asked people to post pictures of themselves and their kids wearing glasses.
That way, Noah could see how many people love wearing glasses and perhaps feel better about his own glasses.
And it worked.
More than 65,000 people from more than 30 countries have “Liked” Noah’s Facebook page, and many of them posted photos of themselves wearing glasses or left notes of encouragement for Noah.
People have even posted pictures of superheroes in glasses (like Superman and the Hulk), celebrities (including Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake), cartoon characters (like SpongeBob Squarepants), dogs, and even a horse wearing glasses.
Noah’s mom has shown him all the pictures and messages people have posted on the Facebook page.
She said they’ve made Noah very happy and he is feeling a lot better about his glasses.
By Kathleen Tilly
Thousands of people around the world have “Liked” Noah’s Facebook page and left notes for him. These notes have helped Noah to feel a lot better.
Write Noah a note of encouragement that will help him to feel better about wearing his new glasses.
Reading Prompt: Extending Understanding
When Noah was told he needed glasses, he felt upset and sad. He probably also felt “insecure.” When someone is “insecure,” they feel uncomfortable, nervous and timid. He felt insecure about wearing his glasses at school because he was worried that people would make fun of him and he would feel left out.
Can you connect to Noah’s experience? Does anything make you feel insecure? If so, think of different things you could do to make yourself feel more secure and confident.
Extend understanding of texts by con- necting the ideas in them to their own knowledge and experience, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them (OME, Reading: 1.6).
Extend understanding of texts by con- necting the ideas in them to their own knowledge, experience, and insights, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them (OME, Reading: 1.6).
Grammar Feature: Adjectives
Some of the adjectives that were used in the article to describe how Noah felt about his new glasses were: sad and worried. What other adjectives can you think of to describe how Noah first felt about wearing his glasses?
What adjectives would you use to describe how Noah felt after he received a lot of attention and encouragement on Facebook?