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Lesson Plans

Writing backwards

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Bunki Kramer (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 22:48:45 -0800

Hi, Sandra..........

No only is it's extremely easy for me to write backwards and
upside down. I'm left-handed....maybe that's why. I know it doesn't have
anything to do with least in my case. I just think EVERYONE
of us as a human being has SOMETHING unique we can do (like touch the tip
of the nose with your tongue, wiggle your ears, etc.)...some odd little
thing. This happens to be my "thing"!!! It's fun to write directions on the
board backwards and have the kids try to read it without mirrors. I can
actually write backwards better, smoother and faster than writing forward.
Go figure!!

What can YOU do unusual????!!!!
>Here's a description of a little thing that happened in a classroom, and I
>wondered if people with knowledge of disabilities would consider this to be
>a sign of anything.
>In a 7th grade Art class, I had the students each write their names, first
>and last, in large handwriting, on a strip of paper. Then I had them swap
>papers with someone, gave them a blank strip, had them turn the one with
>the name so that it was upsidedown, and I asked them to see if they could
>copy the upsidedown signature. The whole point of the activity was to get
>them to use what I call the artist part of their brain - to observe
>carefully and draw what they see. (ala Betty Edwards and Drawing on the
>Right Side of the Brain). The class got reasonablly quiet as they all
>concentrated on doing this, only one girl not only copied the upsidedown
>signature, but she did it in reverse, like a mirror reflection. I tried to
>kindly point out how difficult it must be for her to do that, and she said
>no, it was easy. She did a pretty good job of it too. Would this perhaps
>indicate some form of dyslexia?

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
Danville, California 94526