- our society does not value the written word the way it used to
- don’t push children to learn to read and write when they aren’t ready
- modeled writing
- teach reading rationally
- children are most motivated to learn to read when the material is meaningful to them.
- poor communication skills due to high-tech communication
- high-quality public education requires carefully considered, long-term planning and generous infusions of funds.
How to Promote Literacy and Skilled Communication