Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 10. Back to Front and Upside Down!

Book 26
From the creator of Lucy and the Bully, a book about dyslexia handled in a really, really normal way. It's Mr. Slippers's (the principal's) birthday and Stan's class decides to throw a party. Stan is awesome at drawing, but is filled with dread when the class brainstorms sentences for the students to copy onto cards for Mr. Slippers. Stan's brain reads the letters back to from and upside down as he tries to copy, but all is not lost. With a classmate's empathy and a teacher's (Miss Catnip's) patience and devotion, Stan eventually manages to write a letter for Mr. Slippers and feels pretty good about it when he's accomplished his task.

Reading this I couldn't help but feel that a lot more of our students struggle on the dyslexia spectrum than I give credit. Another testament to the power of children's literature.

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