“On Being Seventeen, Bright and Unable to Read” worksheet




Directions: Answer each question with a complete sentence. Incorporate the question into the answer.



  1. What is the main idea of this selection?


  1. In your own words, write a brief summary of this selection. Include two specific events the author relates.


  1. What is the author’s advice in the conclusion of this selection?


  1. Based on information in this selection, does the author turn out okay?


  1. The author has had dyslexia all his life. What has bothered him most about his disability?


  1. Although the author was unhappy early in his life, his life finally began to improve. What was the turning point in his life?


  1. List two examples as how the author copes with dyslexia.