Young and Dyslexic? You've got it going on - Coggle Diagram
Young and Dyslexic? You've got it going on
Overcoming stereotypes and prejudice
Negativity: towards the education system and the negative stereotypes of dyslexics
'No compassion, no understanding, no humanity
Embracing your differences
Change: in the education system and the neagtive stereotypes placed upon dyslexics
Empowerment: of young dyslexics
'We are the architects, we are the designers'
'Don't be heavy on yourself'
'It's their problem'
Prejudice & Discrimination
'We can't all be intelligent'
Form & Structure
The article is written in chronological order
He uses age to show that time is progressing
Written in first person to engage reader
Structured as an article
Uses lots of direct speach and dialogue
Triadic sentance structure and reptition creates sympathy for dyslexic people
'You've got it going on'
The use of colloquial language lets the text feel accessible to the reader and makes it more appealing to a wider variety of readers
'Oppotunitites opened for me'
The hopeful tone of this metaphor implys that even if someone if dyslexic, it does not mean that their life cannot be just as full and exciting as someone who does not have it
'Shut up stupid boy'
The use of direct speech not only engages the reader, but highlights the horror of the statement.
Benjamin zephaniah talks about his experience with Dyslexia, the prejudice he has been shown because of it and how he has broken the stereotypes shown towards dyslexics