Essay on Cause and Effect

685 Words Jan 11th, 2010 3 Pages
Cause and Effect: Literacy

Cause and Effect: Literacy

Many Americans look for celebrities to be role models. American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is adored by many fans. However, people began to look at her differently once they found out that she was illiterate. Being literate, knowing how to properly read and write is essential for being successful in today’s society being that our country is technological advanced. Each individual needs to attain literacy in their adolescent stage of life, because reading and writing are valuable skills that are used on a daily basis. Literacy is needed when reading reports, writing essays, reading emails, reading or writing a text message and writing product warning labels to name a few;
…show more content…
Contemporary careers in technology, mathematics and science are mainly created in certain countries whose populations are literate. An additional effect of illiteracy is not having adequate means to basic information that are in newspaper, magazines, and books and on the internet. Having these means of information can improve the quality of life and give advice. Basically, illiteracy does not inspire a positive personal and social change to assist in the development of the culture and the language.

Despite it, it still can be defeated. Solutions that is good when trying to solve this problem of illiteracy is to instruct parents on how to read correctly so that they pass down the skills to their offspring. Some ways parents can help their children learn to read and write at an early age is to help the parent write a grocery list, writing letters and reading restaurant menus. In doing so, more people in a society are not illiterate and the society can begin to develop and further the value of literacy.

There are various methods to teaching literacy. One method specially is phonics instruction. Phonics instruction helps with reading because it focuses on reading at a certain level, one word at a time. Synthetic phonics helps a reader to properly pronounce each sound in a word. Many students have problems learning how to read at school, although outside of school do not experience any difficulty maneuvering through the internet and video

Related Documents