In this exchange about Mike's question I was reminded of a conversation I
had several years ago with a colleague. We were talking about what we "see"
when we read, and he said if he read the words ice cream, he would see it
spelled out in his head--whereas I would picture an actual object, ice cream
cone, etc. I remember being startled, because I had just assumed words
called forth images in the mind. For him, he said, it was more like a
translation process of seeing the word(s) in his head and then having a
picture emerge. I assume this is true for some of our students as well.
This might suggest one of the reasons photos and illustrations can be
helpful in moving the process along.
Ms. Eileen K. Schofield
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Received on Wed May 4 12:01:34 2005