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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 debate came down to are you for or against phonics, are you for or against whole language.
the Fernald technique, the Gillingham-Stillman Approach and Orton-Gillingham Approach, the language experience approach, the individualized reading approach, readability, oral reading, miscue analysis, the initial teaching alphabet, Words in Color, the linguistic approach, emergent literacy, story grammar, the Reading Recovery Program, phonemic awareness, the whole language approach, literature circles, literature-based reading approaches, readers' theater, the Four Blocks Framework, the cloze procedure, the Question-Answer Relationship strategy, alternative assessment techniques, and the reading-writing workshop.
In Turkey, the Minishy of National Education (MONE) changed the reading instruction method in elementary schools from whole language approach to phonics emphasis in 2005.
Councillor Sian Gwenllian, who has resigned from the board of CCG in protest at the decision, points out that appointing two key directors who do not speak Welsh could change the whole language ethos of the organisation.
These awards are welcome because a ceremony like this will raise the profile of the whole language.
By using scenarios, characters, and moral and ethical dilemmas, Wolk points the way toward incorporating language and experience in a holistic teaching method, not unlike the whole language approach of a couple of decades ago.
as related to reading instruction and literacy as it is expressed in Whole Language (Goodman 1996, 1986, 1976; Kohn, 1999; Weaver, 1990).
For decades now, educators, policymakers, parents, and communities have battled fiercely over how best to teach reading--phonics, whole language, or scientifically based reading.
The debate about which approach was best - whole language or phonics - raged in the 1990s, nowhere more than in Boden's then-home state.
The people who had vested interests in whole language (including education ``experts'' and publishers who made substantial money from the programs) have not gone away.
Balancing phonics and whole language reading instruction is like balancing food and poison," declares Onkar Ghate, a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, Irvine, Calif.
Volunteer adult literacy and grammar tutor Dorothy Lockspeiser presents The Write Way to Read: The Alternative to Phonics and Whole Language, a guide for educators who help teach illiterate adults.