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Old 08-11-2016, 02:45 AM View Post #6 (Link)
Keladry (Offline)
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At the elementary level, reading is often emphasized over writing (at least in Florida curriculum-- British curriculum seems to do a better job of the writing bit), and I think part of that is it's easier to test and track progress. Personally, I believe that not only do you have to have both, but you can't have one without the other. Writing is important to comprehending what you read, and more obviously reading helps writing. I would also add speaking into that-- not necessarily verbal (ex. sign language) -- but certainly at early levels of literacy, speaking is hugely useful for both.

But if somehow they could exist one without the other... I think I'd choose reading. I would yearn for writing, but as Lykaios said, I would still be able to create my stories in my head. And there's a lot of variety and understanding of the world that comes from reading.
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