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Adult Literacy

May 2, 2018

As a pre-literate child, I imagined that writing as a form of communication was a ruse, and that adults just pretended written words were meaningful. Mercifully and quickly I grew out of that foolish notion and became a voracious reader.


When I learned some children don't learn to read, and grow into adults who are illiterate, I was incredulous. How does one live in a reading culture without knowing how to read??



Though I don't live near a school which facilitates teaching adults to read, I can encourage other readers to help promote adult literacy (in the USA) for those who are ready to learn. Other ways to promote literacy? Read to children; they're great at imitating.


And reading is a foundation for learning other skills.


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