Literacy Is An Individual 's Ability Of Read And Write Essay

1710 Words Sep 25th, 2015 null Page
Literacy is an individual’s ability to read and write. Fredrick Douglas stated that “Once you learn to read, you will forever be free,” and he was absolutely right. Reading can take you to places your imagination could never think of, or help you learn about a particular subject or issue. Writing explained by E.L. Doctorow, “is an exploration, you start from nothing and learn as you go.” It allows the expression of emotions and feelings, and can explain to the reader the ideas of what you hold dear to your heart such as the loss of a loved one. These two skills are embedded from the time we are infants and continue to mature as we enter the work force. I wrote this paper, so you the reader can follow my personal journey through and around literacy. Along with this, are the negative and positive influences from family values, practices, school instruction and my profession as a Soldier in the Military.
The values and practices I share on reading and writing come from my mother, they were ingrained while I was very young and enforced as I grew of age. She taught me the true power of reading and writing, through her own example and explaining the actions of others who were transformed by their own development in literacy. When I was a child my mother would read to me stories hopping I would fall asleep and give her a break. Sometimes I would pick up an article and walk over to her, and she would stop what she was doing and read to me. I could recall early on watching her taking…

Related Documents