World Literacy Day: How Communities Can Build A Love For Reading And Writing

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World Literacy Day: How Communities Can Build A Love For Reading And Writing
08 Sep 2021
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I didn't realize how much I like books until kindergarten. Do you recall the lullaby-like sound of my mother's voice as she read aloud to my sister and me from our many books? We spent many hours memorizing our favorite passages from worn-out papers. Then there was school, which brought my love of reading to a whole new level. #ThinkWithNiche

I'd sigh, restless, and on the edge of my seat whenever my instructor would pause our reading at that particular time. I anxiously awaited our librarian's stories of adventure or terrifying mysteries to be read aloud during our time at the library. My passion for reading and admiration for writers was fostered at home and school, as it was for many other children in the United States. This is not a choice for young people in the United States or throughout the world.
Reading and writing skills do not come readily to every child raised in a print-rich environment. While this may appear paradoxical at first, I've seen communities and colleagues come together time and again to offer children the resources and time they require to become even more effective readers, writers, and thinkers. Finally, the capacity to read and write is what allows all other options outside of the classroom to exist in the first place. As a consequence, we are aware of the circumstance. It is known to the students. This is well understood. It's unknown what happens when communities are cut off from one another.

Learning To Read And Write Outside Of School Has Numerous Advantages.

As a reader, writer, and teacher, I've realised that I have a far larger role in education than I previously imagined. What I teach my students is insufficient. They must be able to read and write well. They also require respect and regard for the abilities of authors. What I need to do is instil in them the importance of writing. All of this begins with a knowledge of our world's communities and children, as well as their needs. As a result, illiteracy must be researched to identify its causes and consequences. Illiteracy impacts
everyone, not only those who are unable to get a literacy education.

It Is Insufficient To Teach Children How To Develop Outstanding Reading And Writing Skills, To Teach Them How Writers' Abilities Should Be Recognised And Respected, And To Assist Them In Improving Their Work.

My students and I are only now delving further into the issues affecting the quality and balance of reading teaching in our community and throughout the world. We're always searching for new ways to improve things. In some ways, World Literacy Day serves as a springboard for the coming weeks and months. Several writers provided stories and works that served as compelling examples of how to overcome obstacles on the theme of perseverance and hope. Our reading history returns us to the topic of illiteracy. My gaze is pulled to their expressions as they contemplate the lives of people and organisations, as well as what the future may hold for them. In other words, they are people, not just numbers. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn. There has been much debate over the importance of education. Our time together is limited, but the consequences of their actions will be felt long after the school year is through. There’s a strong probability they'll keep looking for methods to effect change. This year's work should be remembered since the sky's the limit for these young people who have the gift of reading and writing.


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