There are many adults who cannot read well enough to understand the instructions on a medicine bottle. Many well-paying jobs require reading as a part of job performance. Understanding the written word is one way the mind grows in its ability.That is a scary thought - especially for their children. Day-to-day activities that many people take for granted become a source of frustration, anger and fear. There are reports and memos which must be read and responded to. Teaching young children to read helps them develop their language skills. Everybody wants to talk, but few can really listen. Books, magazines and even the Internet are great learning tools which require the ability to read and understand what is read.Critical reading means being able to reflect on what a text says, what it describes and what it means by scrutinising the style and structure of the writing, the language used as well as the content.
’ Critical reading involves presenting a reasoned argument that evaluates and analyses what you have read.
Being critical, therefore - in an academic sense - means advancing your understanding, not dismissing and therefore closing off learning.
Many highly intelligent people have struggled with reading; although, when properly taught, most people can learn to read easily and quickly.
Now, if a man like John Corcoran can succeed without reading, why is reading important? Corcoran's story to get the feeling of shame, loneliness and fear that he experienced before he learned to read.
If they really liked the story, encourage them to illustrate it with their own drawings or to make up a different story with the same characters. Non-readers or poor readers often have low opinions of themselves and their abilities.
Many times they feel as if the world is against them. Good reading skills, especially in a phonics reading program, improve spelling.There is a good possibility that this is one of the main reasons phonics was removed from the schools about 100 years ago.11. Reading is important because words - spoken and written - are the building blocks of life.You are, right now, the result of words that you have heard or read AND believed about yourself. I think everyone can conclude that reading is a vital skill!They can be a king, or an adventurer, or a princess, or... Non-readers never experience these joys to the same extent. In line with the above, reading develops the creative side of people.When reading to children, stop every once in awhile and ask them what they think is going to happen next. When it is finished, ask if they could think of a better ending or anything that would have improved it. Reading is fundamental in developing a good self image.In academic circles, whilst you are a student, you will be expected to understand different viewpoints and make your own judgements based on what you have read.Critical reading goes further than just being satisfied with what a text says, it also involves reflecting on what the text describes, and analysing what the text actually means, in the context of your studies.From time to time people have wondered why reading is important.There seems so many other things to do with one's time. We will look at some of those fundamental reasons below, but it is important to realize that struggling with vital reading skills is not a sign of low intelligence.They feel isolated [everybody else can read - which isn't true] and behavior problems can surface. As students learn to sound out letters and words, spelling becomes easier. Reading new words puts them in their mind for later use.They can perform poorly in other subjects because they cannot read and understand the material. Seeing how words are used in different contexts can give a better understanding of the word usage and its definitions rather than just the cold facts of a dictionary. There is an old saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword." Ideas written down have changed the destiny of men and nations for better or worse. We need to read and research to build on the good ideas and expose the bad ideas before they bring destruction.