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Reading Verses Illiteracy. By: Shannon Monson. Benefits of Reading 20 minutes. Develops interest in young people. Improved concentration. Improved communication skills. Increased listening skills.

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reading verses illiteracy

Reading Verses Illiteracy

By: Shannon Monson

benefits of reading 20 minutes
Benefits of Reading 20 minutes
  • Develops interest in young people.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Improved communication skills.
  • Increased listening skills.
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Young people who read have improved spelling. They excel in academics, and are better readers. They are better prepared for college.
reading and illiteracy
Reading and Illiteracy
  • The benefits of reading out weigh illiteracy.
  • Adults and children who read have higher confidence.
  • Reading provides a competitive edge in the business world.
  • Verses:
  • The disadvantages of illiteracy.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Poor economic situations in the business world.
problems with illiteracy
Problems with illiteracy
  • Low illiteracy costs the U.S over $73 million in healthcare a year.
  • Illiteracy and crime are closely related.
  • 90% of welfare recipients are high school drop outs.
  • 3 out of 4 food stamp recipients are perform the lowest in illiteracy.
  • Americans will not be able to keep up with the cost of illiteracy.
reading is power
Reading is Power
  • Start Reading 20 minutes a day now.
  • Visit your local library.
  • Turn off the T.V.
  • Volunteer to teach illiterate adults and children to read.
references
References
  • Morgan, Teresa. . Benefits of Reading For Children-How Reading Can Help Concentration. Ezine Articles. (accessed 2010 Nov.14 at http://ezinearticles.com/?Benefits-of-Reading-For-Children---How-Reading-Can-Help-Concentration.com
  • Wooldridge, Frosty. (2010, Sept 6) Illiteracy in America: 7,000 High School Kids Drop Out Every Day. Freedom is Spelled. http://www.newswiththeview.com/Wooldridge/frosty590.htm
  • “Literary Statistics”. Begin to Read. (2010 Nov. 15). http://www.begintoread.com/research/literarystatistic.com