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Language and the Intentional Teacher

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl

In her article in the January/February 2009 issue of Exchange, "Think Before you (Inter)act: What it Means to Be an Intentional Teacher," Anne Epstein provides guidance on how to support child-guided learning and when to engage in adult-guided learning. In the area of language and literacy, she provides these ideas on child-guided learning:

"Children learn to listen, initiate, and respond in conversation with others. This verbal facility is a foundation of ­literacy development. To promote these essential skills:

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