PVC Pipe Easel

The flip chart easel is used along with the alphabet flip chart for self-selected writing activities. The easel allows for the partner in partner-assisted scanning to have their hands free to point to the letters as well as write the letters the student chooses on their page. It also allows the student to have the alphabet flip chart at eye level as they focus on the letters being scanned. The easel can also be used with the communication flip chart for other partner assisted scanning activities. The easel has been designed by Julie Brickhouse, a teacher on the Deaf-Blind Model Classroom Project in North Carolina.

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The flip chart easel is used along with the alphabet flip chart for self-selected writing activities. The easel allows for the partner in partner-assisted scanning to have their hands free to point to the letters as well as write the letters the student chooses on their page. It also allows the student to have the alphabet flip chart at eye level as they focus on the letters being scanned. The easel can also be used with the communication flip chart for other partner assisted scanning activities. The easel has been designed by Julie Brickhouse, a teacher on the Deaf-Blind Model Classroom Project in North Carolina.

  • *Use 1/2 inch PVC
  • 3  16" long pieces
  • 6  4" long pieces
  • 2  t-shaped connectors
  • 6  L-shaped connectors
  • 2  12" strips of velcro soft
  • 2  12" strips of velcro rough
  • 2 rings  2" in diameter
  • 1 12” square of cardboard or black foam board
  • Wide clear tape
  1. Follow picture directions to put together easel.  Be sure to use T-shaped connectors on sides of the back prop. All other connections, use L-shaped connectors.
  2. (Optional) To keep foam board sturdy over time, wrap outer edges in wide clear tape before adding velcro.
  3. Attach 12” pieces of velcro to top and bottom horizontal pieces on front of PVC. 
  4. Attach opposite side of velcro to top and bottom of foam board. 
  5. Attach board to PVC easel.
  6. Put 2 holes in two top sides of foam board to line up with holes in ABC flip chart. 
  7. Attach rings to flip chart and foam board.


Happy writing!
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Julie Brickhouse, 10/09, Teacher on the Deaf-Blind Model Classroom Project, Greenville,NC