Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Fnuny Stfuf

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht
I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid!
Aoccdrnig to 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!

1 comment:

writerious said...

Hee hee... so much for the argument that phonics is the ONLY way to teach reading.

Not that phonics is a bad thing. It's just one tool of many in a reading teacher's toolbox.

But as this little bit of internet ephemera shows, reading isn't about "decoding" phonetically. It's about making meaning of the printed word.