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Literacy the important key component in almost every individual's life. Literacy could be described as one of the most important building blocks of our society. As the world and society becomes more complex, literacy becomes more and more important. Literacy today has become visibly important that sometimes individuals without proper education are not even accepted in certain society. Thus literacy may be understood as or defined as “someone outside the field of English studies, which is the ability to read and write. Reading and writing are certainly important aspects of any person's literacy activity. Literacy skills are used for academics purpose. They are used on the job, the ability to find, evaluate, use and share information. There are three types of literacy namely, the first one being cultural literacy, other being moral literacy and the last but not the least is the functional literacy. Cultural literacy posses the basic information needed to thrive in the modern world. While, moral literacy is the lack of education and understanding in religious or spiritual beliefs. Functional literacy refers to the capability of an individual to read, speak, writing. Thus, literacy is very important, and society has proven time and again.

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America's largest non-profit children's and family literacy organization and offers literacy resources.

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