Among the most puzzling students for the reading teacher are the children who say they can't learn to read or don't want to learn to read. Despite excellent objectives and activities which the skilled reading teacher has planned, these children seem determined to avoid the reading task, and to deny the teacher the opportunity to help them learn.
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