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whole language

n.
A method of teaching people to read by emphasizing the recognition of words in everyday contexts and the use of books that are not textbooks.

whole′-lan′guage adj.
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The whole language approach, in which literature is used as the core of interdisciplinary connections, revolutionized the teaching of reading, particularly in elementary school, because it used real literature and it made connections among different subject areas.
Of the nine essays in Other People's Children, several focus on "whole language" and "process writing," part of the "new literacy" movement of recent years.
A comparable assumption animates whole language reading theory, which holds that reading skills develop naturally with exposure to reading and writing, not by memorizing sounds associated with letters that make up words (SN: 2/29/92, p.138).
Other chapters discuss Whole Language, computers, alternatives to testing, Cooperative Learning, and Montessori and Waldorf education approaches.
Most egregiously, teachers have long emerged from our college, university and non-traditional teacher preparation programs trained in Whole Language instead of Science of Reading/Phonics.
when the board voted for the move, she felt she had no She said: "The appointment of two non-Welsh speaking members of staff at the highest level will change the whole language ethos of CCG, a large local employer.
"I'm not going to learn the whole language but I'm going to find out what the translation is and learn how to pronounce everything properly for the whole song."
He presents a balanced methodology that pulls from the whole language approach but also teaches decoding skills and comprehension strategies.
Balanced reading instruction proposes an alternative to phonics only or whole language only programs; offers an efficient mixture of instructional approaches; and reconciles an array of learning styles.
In Turkey, the Ministry of National Education (MONE) changed the reading instruction method in elementary schools from whole language approach to phonics emphasis in 2005.
The instructor completed a teaching methodology course and teacher-training under a program characterized by a task-based, whole language approach under which students were minimally exposed to grammar.
--What impact has whole language instruction in elementary school had on enrollment in Advanced Placement English among high school students?