ERIC Number: ED378539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Learning about the Learning-To-Read Process by Teaching Yourself How To Read and Write Upside Down. AVKO "Great Idea" Reprint Series No. 632.
Reading teachers and researchers who really want to find out for themselves how difficult it is for students to learn to read and write should teach themselves how to read and write upside down. Being able to read and write upside down will also help teachers working one-on-one with students, since it allows them to sit across the table from the student and watch their facial reactions. Learning to write upside down might be easier using "D'Nealian" (a system of manuscript printing in which cursive becomes merely a linking of letters), but those who do will miss experiencing all the difficulties that left-handed people experience. People who learn to read and write upside down will come to appreciate the role fluency in word recognition has in comprehension. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Word Recognition, Writing Instruction
AVKO Educational Research Foundation, 3084 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420-7801 ($1; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Clio, MI.
Note: For other documents in this series, see CS 011 943-960.