Dusted off and polished up – because the myth of learning styles never goes away.
Not all That Reading Thing students are disaffected and disengaged.
Pete is in his twenties and formally diagnosed as severely dyslexic. He reads well but his spelling is a huge embarrassment to him. He’s accomplished in many other areas and can clearly explain his strategies for reading and writing.
Reading: “I know all the words by sight”. (and he does – sort of)
Spelling: “I just remember what they look like” (but he doesn’t) “I’m a visual learner.” (who needs to use his ears)
I explained to him…
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