Lesson plan: Video Games: A Possible Cure for Dyslexia?
II. While Reading Activities
- disabilities |ˌdisəˈbilitē| noun ( pl. disabilities ) a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.
- require quire |riˈkwīr| verb [ with obj. ]- need for a particular purpose: three patients required operations | please indicate how many tickets you require.
- significantly |sigˈnifikəntlē| adverb- in a way that has a particular meaning: [ as sentence adverb ] : significantly, he has refused to give a straight answer to this question.
- stimuli |ˈstimyələs| noun ( pl. stimuli |-ˌlī| ) a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue: areas of the brain which respond to auditory stimuli.
- association |əˌsōsēˈāSHən, -SHē-| noun- (usu. associations) a mental connection between ideas or things: the word bureaucracy has unpleasant associations.
- malfunctions |malˈfəNGkSHən| verb [ no obj. ] (of a piece of equipment or machinery) fail to function normally or satisfactorily: the unit is clearly malfunctioning.
- process |ˈpräˌses, ˈpräsəs, ˈprō-| verb [ with obj. ] perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations (something) in order to change or preserve it: the various stages in processing the wool.
- typical |ˈtipikəl| adjective-informal showing the characteristics expected of or popularly associated with a particular person, situation, or thing: It was a cold, and windy day.Typical winter weather.
- asymmetry |āˈsimitrē| noun ( pl. asymmetries ) lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.
- visual al |ˈviZHo͞oəl| adjective of or relating to seeing or sight: visual perception.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
- F- Most parents prefer that their children pick up a book rather than a game controller.
- T- For kids with dyslexia action video games may be helpful.
- F- Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities.
- NA-Dyslexia was identified in the U.S. 20 years ago.
- T- An estimated 5 to 10 percent of the world’s population is affected by dyslexia.
- F- Researchers at Oxford University say dyslexia is more of an attention issue.
- F- Scientists today still don’t agree on what causes dyslexia.
- T- One theory says it has to do with a faulty nerve pathway from the eyes to the back of the brain.
- F-There is no immediate cure for dyslexia.
- F- Some people may appear to lack focus, but that doesn’t necessarily signal that they have attention problems.
Structure and Usage
I-(2)-Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities
II-(2)-These video games require you to respond very quickly.
III- (2)- As human beings we prefer visual stimuli.
IV. Listening Activity
- T- When most people think of dyslexia they think of seeing letters and words backwards.
- F- People with dyslexia see things the same way as everyone else.
- F- People with dyslexia have trouble manipulating language.
- T- People with dyslexia will spell words phonetically.
- T- People with dyslexia have to spend time decoding.
- F- Dyslexia runs in families at varying levels.
- NA Children are more likely to get dyslexia.
- T- Picasso, Muhammed Ali, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steven Spielberg all have some form of dyslexia.
- NA Cher has treated her dyslexia.
- T-People with dyslexia can physically change their brains and improve their reading.