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Investing in Teachers: Developing Professional Expertise in Early Literacy Instruction
Manitoba Early Literacy Intervention Teachers
Together We Learn for Life
Adria Klein: Session Notes
MELIT would like to thank Adria Klein for providing these documents for our membership to enjoy.
Please note that all documents (at right) are in PDF format and available to download.
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)
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