Can you read this? Yeah. Me too.

I always prided myself on my excellent spelling skills. Turns out, what's the point...

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid:
Aoccdrnig to rseearch 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!

2 comments:

Tara said...

The point is that we all know you're a learned individual who can communicate expertly.

Feel better? :)

ZFooFoo said...

This study and others like it are some of the reasons I believe that programs that teach children to read only through phonics have such difficulty. Add in the fact that over 60% of the 300 most commonly printed words in English do not follow the basic phonics rules we teach children and it is no wonder so many kids have problems reading. Sight words are dismissed as memorization and "not real reading", but tell me, when was the last time you s-ou-n-d-ed ou-t e-v-er-y w-or-d? The process of phonics is important to learn, and for some their preferred method, but every kid I have had success teaching to read has learned their basic vocabulary through sight words.