nonreader


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non·read·er

 (nŏn-rē′dər)
n.
A person who cannot or does not read, especially a child who takes a long time learning to read.

nonreader

(nɒnˈriːdə)
n
a person who does not habitually read books for pleasurea person who cannot read
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonreader - a student who is very slow in learning to read
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
2.nonreader - a person unable to read
analphabet, analphabetic - an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet
functional illiterate - a person with some ability to read and write but not enough for daily practical needs
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The bite-sized chunks of text will have a nonreader reading in no time.
During the interviews with the classroom teachers, three of the seven teachers used the term nonreader to describe their students' literacy development.
I don't know what I admire most about this woman, or another nonreader Linda - a 46-year-old businesswoman who fears exposure every time she is handed a form to fill in - their bravery in admitting they are illiterate or their chutzpah for having lived with what they call a "silent shame".
The Halifax author's hope, when writing any genre, is to turn a nonreader into a reader.
A case in point might be our nonreader leaders whose simplistic delineations of good and evil make John Wayne look like Duns Scotus, whose rough-and-ready posturing reduces problems of tremendous and terrifying import to the one-dimensional complexity of a shootout on Boot Hill.
Parts read like an introduction, for a nonreader of poetry, to some of the underlying mechanisms that make the form tick, while others, particularly portions of the Milton essay, seem to assume an audience well versed in scholars' disputes.
Without exception, the National Enquirer reader was more likely to believe each article than was the nonreader, the grand means across all 10 articles being 3.
Further research with men or nonreader females would help determine whether nonreaders are as critical as the readers suspect, or whether the readers themselves are the harshest critics.
One nonreader, Lorraine Samuels, commented, "I liken him, quite frankly, to a psychopath, a man who has no feelings.
To be a nonreader and the next day to sit down with Hegel--it's a hilarious sort of task.
However, they do, and what little punctuation the nonreader does know is probably painfully recalled from a boring fourth grade English class where a C book report on Treasure Island was the highlight of the year.