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    Silent period and language development

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    Describe the silent period. How might a teacher respond to a student who is at this level of language development? Provide at least two specific examples.

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    The silent period is the time in which children who are not native English speakers are unable to speak or communicate with people because of a language barrier. They spend a great deal of the time listening to the new language and trying to focus on the words and sounds, and because of their focus, they are often very quiet. This is why it is called the silent ...

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    The silent period and language development are examined.