I’m not sure the formatting will work everywhere, so at the bottom I’m trying (for the first time!) to embed the document as I wrote it. Read the version that works for you – but no need to read both because they are the same.
Swimming in words
My son is dyslexic. Longfin sculpin Sailfin sculpin
Letters and words swim around my child
Pacific spiny lumpsucker
Northern ronquil Northern clingfish and he can’t always make the letters
Match the sounds.
Like today at the aquarium when Cabezon Kelp Greenling Banggai Cardinalfish
Swim before me, and everywhere are the Estuarnine stonefish Frogfish Polkadot batfish and
I search for the Stocky anthias Square spot fairy basslet Sea goldie French grunt but
My head swims and I cannot make the names match the Saucereye Porgy
Blue striped grunt
When Smallmouth Grunt and “Look, a Red Lionfish!” and my boy reads those words.
The sounds are starting to match the letters.
I begin to be able to name the beauty swimming around us.
So we are patient for the Red Irish Lord Jewel damsel Fire goby
And together we see the
It’s an early draft, for sure, but here I am, publishing it anyway.
Slice of Life, Day 17, March 2018
Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful month of inspiration.