Adria Klein: Session Notes

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The child who does not like to talk with the teacher

or who has some difficulty

in understanding what the teacher is saying

may be a child at risk. . . 

If the child's language development

seems to be lagging

it is misplaced sympathy

to do his talking for him.

Instead, put your ear closer,

concentrate more sharply, 

smile more rewardingly and 

spend more time in genuine conversation 

difficult though it is.

To foster children's language development, 

create opportunities for them to talk,

and then talk with them (not at them).

 

Marie Clay (Becoming Literate, 2015)