James A. Wright

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There is nothing more futile than the attempt to accomplish a task when one has not yet decided what the task is. Likewise, there is nothing more difficult than a teacher's attempt to teach a set of skills when the teacher has not yet decided what the skills are. A facile reader himself, a teacher might not have analyzed the reading processes in which his mind engages. Yet he must have a clear understanding of these thinking skills if he is to instill them in his students.

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