Posts Tagged ‘illiteracy’

Retired Teacher Reveals He Was Illiterate Until Age 48

John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell. Corcoran’s life of secrecy started at a young age. He said his teachers moved him up from grade to grade. Often placed in what he calls the “dumb row,” the images of his tribulations in the classroom are still vividly…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Advice to Adults Who Cannot Read Fluently

Dr. Marion Blank’s passion for literacy started at a young age, when she taught her own grandmother how to read.  Her work over the past 40 years has  all about giving the gift of reading to everyone.   Bruce (Author) asks: What advice would you give to an adult who cannot read fluently? Dr. Marion Blank answers: As with so…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Do Adults Learn to Read the Same Way as Children?

Illiteracy affects adults just as much as it does children. A 2002 study from the National Center of Education Statistics showed that roughly 40% of adults in the United States were at either basic or below basic levels of proficiency.  An emphasis needs to be placed on teaching adults how to read, but can adults learn to read the same…