Essay on Reading For Freedom : Read, You Will Be Forever Free

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Reading for Freedom
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." - Frederick Douglass. This quote makes me think of how truly important reading is in our lives. When we learn to read, we open ourselves up to so many possibilities. Reading is the key to success in everything we do in the world of education. Without reading, students cannot write. They cannot study history. They cannot read a word problem or even manage a science experiment. I believe that education and freedom go hand in hand, and reading is where the basis of learning begins. Therefore, teaching children to read is one of the most important things we can do.
Ever since I was a young girl, reading has always been my favorite subject in school. Reading was the class I was most excited to go to and the class that I knew I did not have to stress about. Reading to me has always made so much sense and has been so enjoyable. I have also always had a love for children and helping them grow. This is why I was so pleased to have accepted a teaching position as a fifth grade reading teacher three years ago. I knew that I would be happy teaching children and sharing with them my love of reading. The past three years as a fifth reading teacher have been so rewarding. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing your students truly develop a love for reading. I love to see them grow as readers throughout the year and actually see them get excited about reading.
Perhaps my favorite part of being a reading teacher…

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