Word Rotation





PURPOSE: To develop flexibility in visualization

APPARATUS: Paper and pencil


Child is instructed:

1. Think of a word and try to visualize it — or see it as though it were really there.

2. Mentally rotate the word in your mind’s eye until you can picture it (visualize it) in various positions such as turned 1/4 or 1/2 clockwise or counterclockwise.

3. Now print the word as visualized in these various positions of being on end or upside down.

4. Try to print a word as though it was printed on a window pane but was being seen from the wrong side.  VISUALIZE it before executing it on paper.

5. Imagine holding a word in front of a mirror.  Try to visualize what it would look like in the mirror.  Trace the word as it would appear in the mirror.


1. Ability to print words visualized in varying positions.

2. Ability to recognize the similarities in steps four and five, in spite of the differences in process.