Why Spelling is Important — or Not.



I have not checked the veracity of this piece, which Scotty sent to me, but I think it illustrates the point very well. 



Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.


i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt.



Parents:  To help your kids learn the rules for spelling, buy a copy of:


The Spell of Words

Elsie T. Rak

Educators Publishing Services.    



Ms. Rak deserves a Public Service Award for this work.





 For more information about reading and writing difficulties, go to: 

Dyslexia Tutor:  News & Resources




%d bloggers like this: