My Experience A Learning Experience: Reading And Writing

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A Learning Experience: Reading and Writing Through most of my adolescent years, reading books and writing my thoughts took patience that I lacked and a desire my mind could not want for. But as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. I know now that we are fortunate to have the opportunities to learn to read and write at such a young age. We are willingly and eagerly taught by our families, friends, neighbors, and teachers at school. But I find myself wondering, what about those that were not so lucky? People like Frederick Douglass, a slave in the 1800 's who had to use unusual means to learn the standard education that is awarded today. Even though we grew up worlds apart, in time and place, I come to find I have much more in common with him than I would have ever expected. I grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH. I lived with my father, mother, and sister. My sister and I spent our free time outside with our friends at the nearby park or on our bikes going around the block. Like most kids in the neighborhood, we had chores and were paid for doing extras. We had the freedom to do almost anything we wanted except skip our homework to go play. My dad and mom both were strict when it came to completing schoolwork. We were driven to do good, not only by our teachers but also at home. We were taught our letters, their sounds, and how to write them in kindergarten. The basics of reading were taught in first grade. That is about the only thing I considered good about school. In

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