Why Reading Should Not Read

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Approximately 32 million adults in America are considered to be illiterate, and about 14% of the entire adult population cannot read. Most of the blame for the literacy rate being so low in America is put on the educational system when in reality there are multiple things that cause people to not read. As James Patterson said on CNN.com, “Sorry, moms and dads, but it's your job -- not the schools' -- to find books to get your kids reading and to make sure they read them.” One of the biggest reasons for the literacy rate being so low is that once people are out of school, they refuse to read unless it has something to so with a game, their job, or the internet. Typically, kids don’t read once they aren’t in school. They refuse to even think of picking up a book when they are not forced by either their guardian or by a teacher. There are many reasons why kids refuse to read if they don’t have to, but parents, teachers, and peers are finding countless ways to help others, both young and old, learn to love reading.…show more content…
For some children, they learn to dislike reading because teachers make their students read out loud to their entire class and that could cause the child to feel embarrassed if they pronounce a word wrong or read at a slower rate than others. Teachers claim that making children read out loud helps them remember what they read and helps with reading fluency, but that is not the case for everyone. This reason for not reading doesn’t only apply to children but to teenagers and adults as well. For students, reading out loud is just an annoyance, no matter what grade they are in. It doesn’t make sense to make kids read out loud. For one, students don’t know why they have to read out loud to the class, so they don’t absorb what they read and two, the rest of the class probably aren’t even

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