The Role Of Illiteracy In American Society

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Illiteracy is a prevalent issue in American society. While the ability to have the opportunity to read and write well seems normal it is not for many Americans. I will never forget when my grandmother first wrote her name at 60 years old. I remember teaching her the alphabet, and showing her the letters that formed BINGO. Her written letters were sloppy like those of an average preschooler, but with months of practice they became defined. Until I was eleven, she had always signed her name with an “X”, everything from birthday cards to letters. My parents had tried to teach her how to read and write but she always grew frustrated, but as my grandfather’s Alzheimer’s grew stronger she had no choice.She became my reading buddy and read the entire

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