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The Write Brothers
by Shane Richmond
Pages 2 and 3 of 14
Orville and Wilbur Write were twin brothers who had difficulty with their writing.
Orville had difficulty with his motor coordination
Wilbur found it difficult to express his ideas in writing.
Having difficulty writing meant that they both tried to avoid doing it whenever they could.
I thought his mum died in a train accident last year.
Ummm... I think My mum is here to pick me up for the ... err ...dentist.
Avoiding writing meant they didn't get much practice at it.
A lack of
a lack of
Luckily for the Write Brothers, their teacher was from Notre Dame, Fremantle, so she was very, very smart and had been well
taught in how to cater for students with special needs.
Their teacher noticed that the students' handwriting and their spelling had not been improving at the same
rate as the other
students, and that
they both gave much better answers verbally than they did in writing.