Reading and Writing -- Do We All Have to?

Quinn, Janet M.
October 2004
Phi Kappa Phi Forum;Fall2004, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p55
Academic Journal
Discusses the importance of learning to read and write. Experience in reading for the first time; Encounter with a friend teacher who hated reading; Views on the role of society in imposing literacy.


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