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Sunday, March 10, 2019

10-Year-Old Stuns Teacher With A Poem About Dyslexia That Can Be Read Forwards And Backwards

There’s a bright kid who could one day star in the sequel of The Dead Poets Society. Or write its screenplay. Jane Broadis, a year 6 teacher at Christ Church Chorleywood C of E School in Watford, United Kingdom, have just tweeted a brilliant poem.


“Sadly so often in schools children with dyslexia never hear that they are often able to think in ways others cannot,” Broadis added. Dyslexia is a disorder, characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Different people are affected by it in different ways, including difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, “sounding out” words in the head, and so on.
Despite a popular misconception, dyslexia isn’t limited to people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is believed to be caused by both genetic and environmental factors.
Many of the commenters have also mistakenly called the poem a palindrome. However, a palindrome is a phrase, number or other sequences of characters which reads the same backward as forward. For example, “madam,” “racecar.” A palindrome can even be a sentence-long phrase that needs to have its capital letters and punctuation adjusted in order to be read the same from both ways (“A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!”).

People were incredibly moved by the clever poem

 


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3 comments:

  1. Why not teach him Quantum Grammar?

    It truly does read forwards and backwards, and is mathematically certified.

    Come on you LAZY teachers, give it a go!

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  2. It is not a poem. It has no scansion. It has no rhyme. It is not palindromic. It is a series of very short thoughts that are standalone and therefore can be read in any sequence. Start in the middle and it makes as much sense.
    In year six we were expected to be able to write with scansion (remember Iambic pentameter?) and that lines were meant to rhyme.
    ***
    My teacher calls me ignorant,he says I am a lout.
    My dyslexia is significant of that there is no doubt.

    But palindromic scansion is way beyond my ken
    So I'll turn in a load of crap and get 6 out of 10.

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  3. They say that kids with dyslexia are actually very smart. Most language reads from right to left anyways. They also excel at multiple languages. English is the backwards language not the kid.

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