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

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“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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Dani
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3 years ago

OOH! These are called palindrome poems (even though you read them bottom to top, not backwards). I had to write one for my language arts class, it was sooooooo much fun!

Nik At Nite
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3 years ago

I was Always behind in school, told several times " give up, your just stupid." Spelling, writing and reading were impossible for me. I failed in grade school, middle school and finally dropped out of high school. Very discouraging! However, I always wanted to go to go back to school. When I was 35 I went to a Community College. I was successful at math and science. I continued my education. I graduated and went on to Medical School. Don't believe what others tell you. Follow your heart and you might be as surprised as I was to find passion and success. Plus god bless spell check. Auto correct is evil lol.

Imaginer 31415 (Imaginer31415)
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3 years ago

Autocorrect is evil even for "normal" people.

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PeachPossum
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3 years ago

All three of my brothers were dyslexic, just like their maternal grandfather. My middle brother struggled the most with it and was a slow reader his entire life. In the third grade, back in the 1950s, his teacher gave the kids an IQ test with 5 essay questions. At the end of an hour, the teacher gathered all the exams. My brother had been able to get through and answer only 2 of the questions. She called him stupid and treated him as such for the rest of the year. That "news" traveled with him to the next few grades and all his teachers were prejudiced against him. When Mrs. Patterson (yes, I'm talking to you!) died, we all sang "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!" -- with gusto.

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Dani
Community Member
3 years ago

OOH! These are called palindrome poems (even though you read them bottom to top, not backwards). I had to write one for my language arts class, it was sooooooo much fun!

Nik At Nite
Community Member
3 years ago

I was Always behind in school, told several times " give up, your just stupid." Spelling, writing and reading were impossible for me. I failed in grade school, middle school and finally dropped out of high school. Very discouraging! However, I always wanted to go to go back to school. When I was 35 I went to a Community College. I was successful at math and science. I continued my education. I graduated and went on to Medical School. Don't believe what others tell you. Follow your heart and you might be as surprised as I was to find passion and success. Plus god bless spell check. Auto correct is evil lol.

Imaginer 31415 (Imaginer31415)
Community Member
3 years ago

Autocorrect is evil even for "normal" people.

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PeachPossum
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3 years ago

All three of my brothers were dyslexic, just like their maternal grandfather. My middle brother struggled the most with it and was a slow reader his entire life. In the third grade, back in the 1950s, his teacher gave the kids an IQ test with 5 essay questions. At the end of an hour, the teacher gathered all the exams. My brother had been able to get through and answer only 2 of the questions. She called him stupid and treated him as such for the rest of the year. That "news" traveled with him to the next few grades and all his teachers were prejudiced against him. When Mrs. Patterson (yes, I'm talking to you!) died, we all sang "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!" -- with gusto.

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