When did you learn to read and write?

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  1. Edgedancer
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    Hello everyone.
    I am currently studying for a course on Primary Education and have a topic about the age at which it is best to read and write. I would really appreciate honest answers and hope to get many different ages.
    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. Fudge

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    As far as I can remember, I was 4 when I started learning to read and I was 5 when I started learning to write.
     
  3. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

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    Then remove the "I still don't know how" option
     
  4. asdf

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    I was age 2 for both.
     
  5. Infinite Zero

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    Both learned at 4. my dad was a great tutor [​IMG]
     
  6. C175R

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    both at 3. not sure tho [​IMG]
    and like someone said if you want honest answer remove the still dont know option.
     
  7. Edgedancer
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    Thanks for that. Have ammended it now.
     
  8. logical thinker

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    When usually does people learn to read and write? I think I learnt one year earlier than average.
     
  9. Edgedancer
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    See I dont want to answer that question as I am trying to prove that there is no ideal age to learn to read and write. I now realise that it may be difficult to get a really wide selection by requiring people to read to actually make their opinions heard.
     
  10. Potticus

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    I could read/write my name before I left pre-k
     
  11. logical thinker

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    I sincerely don't remember when. My only reference is the average age.
     
  12. Overman1977

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    I think about 3 or 4, once my first year at school had started. Could read and write my own name and a few other choice words. Not completely sure though, I'd have to ask my mom....lol

    As for reading an enitre book...my earliest mem. of that was when I read a story to my first grade class (7 yrs old), so probably a little earlier I had a full working knowledge of the english lang. TY mom. She always encouraged reading and writing.
     
  13. Edgedancer
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    I am sorry if it sounded like I having a go at you. I didn't mean to.
     
  14. silent sniper

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    i learned the alphabet in kindergarten, learned how to use it (ie. spell words and read) in grade 1.
     
  15. soulx

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    I could read simple sentences at the age of 3. I used to look at the captions of television programs and that's how I builded upon my reading ability.
    I knew how to write basic sentences like (I like dog) when I was 3. The more advanced sentences came when I was 6/7 years old.

    I was heavily encouraged by my parents to read/write.
     
  16. johncenafan427

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    i'm pretty sure i was 4 for both. not
    100% sure though.
     
  17. Overlord Nadrian

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    Learned how to read at the age of 2, learned how to write at the age of 3. I'm quite proud of myself.
     
  18. Hells Malice

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    Well kindergarten teaches writing...sort of. I remember learning stuff like my name, and simple words like dog or cat.
    Grade 1 is where I learned a ton of writing and how to read.
     
  19. Bake

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    I learned how to read by the age of 3. Not sure about writing.
     
  20. gameboy13

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    I started reading at around 4 years old, and maybe the same year I learned to write, I'm not that sure.