ReverseFixUp Dot Patterns
Re✓erseFixUps for letter reversals. They help the students isolate the individual lines that make up a letter. The other amazing thing about using Re✓erseFixUps is that students that have dyslexia and reverse their letters and numbers quickly improve, often catching a reversal before you have time to draw it to their attention.
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Re✓erseFixUps have an amazing effect on students, especially those that reverse their letters and numbers. Not only do they help the student to see the lines that make up letters, they also teach thinking skills.
I can't stress enough how important these Re✓erseFixUp designs are.
You can create your own dot patterns or you can use the ones available on this website. Students reproduce a dot pattern by copying one set of linked dots onto an adjacent blank set of identical dots.
- PreBeginner: starts with just 2 lines and progress to 6 lines
- Beginner: starts with 6 lines and increase to 8 lines
- Intermediate: are from 8 lines to 11 lines
- Advanced: starts at 10 lines goes to 14 lines
- Expert: starts at 14 lines and goes up
(example of a Re✓erseFixUp Dot Pattern)
How to Use Re✓erseFixUps:
students reproduce a Re✓erseFixUp dot pattern by copying one set of linked dots onto an adjacent blank set of identical dots
- in the beginning, the pattern may be trivial and composed of only 2 or 3 lines
for kids who are really struggling, go over each line (on the original) with a different-color marker to make them more distinct
- to make things more interesting, these students can use the same colors to copy their dot pattern
I used to tell my son that he was making a road map and he would run his toy car over the lines he drew.
- if needed, help the student determining which dot to use in order to begin by having them count the number of dots "down and over" from a corner
- encourage the student to draw complete single lines instead of drawing just one small segment (from one dot to one dot)
- copy dot pattern designs repeatedly — as students become more proficient at doing dot patterns, they make fewer and fewer letter and number reversals
From the internet: Thank you so much for this! What a great resource! R.
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