He had been looking for some spare change, so he looked around and happened to find an experimenter at the university medical center who was doing a study on colorblindness. You could join the experiment as a participant for some modest amount of money. So he went over and got tested. The experimenter ran him through the spectrum, and measured his responses. At the end of the session, the experimenter took off the last (violet) filters and turned away. My friend, following the protocol, said "violet", and the experimenter, surprised, turned back and said "you can't see that" -- the remaining light frequency being beyond the normal range of human vision. But he could. There followed a quick verification. The experimenter was obviously intrigued and excited, and wanted my friend to come back for lots more testing. But he didn't want to play a lab rat, so he declined -- and there was never any further scientific data on his case.
Have your students create a plot diagram of the events from a story on Storyboard That. Not only is this a great way to teach the parts of the plot, but it reinforces major events and help students develop greater understanding of literary structures. In a five-cell storyboard, have students represent the major plot points of this story in sequence using exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution . They should use the description boxes to explain what is happening during each part. Facial expressions and different coloring can really bring out the drama of these moments!