What is dyslexia?

What is dyslexia?

Lesson overview

In this Advanced ESL lesson, students will develop an understanding of dyslexia and neurodiversity. By the end of this lesson, they will be able to talk about various functions of the brain and how everyone is different.



At the beginning of the lesson, there is a challenge for the student. They need to read a text which simulates what it’s like to read with dyslexia. They answer some basic questions to check their knowledge of dyslexia.


Video: What is dyslexia?

Prior to watching a video, the student learns new words required for the better understanding of the video. They match the new words with their meanings and use them in sentences. Then, they watch the video What is dyslexia? and complete the sentences from the video with the missing words.


Reading: What is neurodiversity?

The student reads a short text explaining neurodiversity and answers the reading comprehension questions related to it. Finally, they sort out the characteristics of left-brained and right-brained people. The lesson ends with a discussion about experiencing neurodiversity and/or dyslexia.



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