This "helper sheet" uses mnemonics to identify some of the most common reversals for beginning braille students. The letters f, d, j, and h are written clockwise in the four corners of the sheet and can be identified by reciting the sentence, "Friendly dogs jump high." The reversed characters e/i, r/w, and and/you appear in the middle of the sheet. The student uses a short phrase to remember each pair. Attach a braille version of this sheet to the student's desktop for easy reference.
Short Phrases to Remember Each Pair:
f/d/j/h: Friendly dogs jump high.
e: Whee, down we go!
i: Climb high to the sky!
r/w: Right or wrong?
and/you: And you can do it!
Original f/d/h/j arrangement: anonymous
Adapted by Anne Spitz