Literacy is a right of all people. “The great object to be accomplished in reading as a rhetorical exercise is, to convey to the hearer, fully and clearly, the ideas and feelings of the writer.” McGuffey, William Holmes
Friday, April 15, 2011
John Zickefoose Learned To Read At 35, Now Shares His Literacy Struggle With Kids
I'm Dyslexic, I was unable to decode any words using Phonemic Awareness,p,d,b,and q are all the same letter. English was a bunch of cuneiform squiggles that swam around on the page. I did get by with memorizing words as symbols or memorizing books by listening very carefully. I was identified as dyslexic at age 9 and spent the next 6 years in special education purgatory. Many teachers assumed I would never read and just passed me on without teaching me to read. I eventually learned to read all words by sight! Same method as learning Chinese. I am a reading Teacher that has built a reputation of finding odd ways to teach reading! NO ONE SHOULD WAIT, OR HAVE TO WAIT FOR LITERACY!