Friday Foundations 10/24/14 Famous People with Dyslexia!


Happy Friday everyone! As we near the end of October, I’d like to share a special freebie with you in honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month. Offering inspiring quotes from famous dyslexics can encourage our students when learning to read feels like an uphill battle.
  • This is a collection of 9 quotes from famous people in history with dyslexia.
  • They look great displayed in a classroom, office, or library.
  • The quotes are all types in EZREAD font and have a slight beige background for dyslexic readers.
  • Clipart for each famous person was created by Sarah from Educlips. I am so grateful to her for her incredible talents! Thank you Sarah!


It’s also time for another book giveaway! Proust And The Squid by Maryanne Wolf, is the book I have chosen to begin a book study with my private Facebook group for Orton-Gillingham instructors.  Each week we’ll be discussing specific chapters. If you’d are a trained OG instructor and would like to join this group, please comment below or email me at
Would you like to win a copy? Enter the Rafflecopter below. I will choose a winner on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Thank you so much for joining me in to spreading awareness about dyslexia this month. Have a great weekend and see you back here for Mentor Monday!


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  1. thank you for the posters, I am a firm believer that helping kiddo's see that dyslexia is not a barrier to an amazing future is key for them believing in themselves and I use the examples of some of these amazing people (and a few others). I will proudly display these posters in our room 🙂

  2. Emily-
    I was trained in OG 2 years ago through Orton Gillingham Associates. I just love your blog! I get so many helpful tips and ideas from you.
    Thank you!

  3. Emily,
    Thank you for the posters. I also want to say thank you for all the tips and resources you develop that I have used to support my students…both dyslexic and not:)

  4. My grandfather was a person in history who impacted my life. He graduated from private HS at age 14, served in World War II, the Korean War, and many other areas of the armed forces and got his undergraduate degree in his 60's from FSU. He always believed that if I tried I could do something and greatly fostered my love of books.

    Wendy Darcy
    Ms. D's Literacy Lab

  5. Love all Thomas Edison's quotes!! He was born in our small town and our school district is named for him. Our students know who Edison is and we use his quotes to encourage them!

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