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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English


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ContributionsJean Anne Clyde (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7507885M
ISBN 100435085107
ISBN 109780435085100

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Book an author. Jean Anne Clyde. Jean Anne Clyde is an associate professor of literacy education at the University of Louisville where she teaches courses on literacy, teaching, and kidwatching. Her research interests include multiple literacies and early literacy, topics she has written about. She is co-editor/contributor with Heidi Mills of Portraits of Whole Language Classrooms(). It is the story of how the Sunshine Room, like many whole language classrooms, invents itself; and how in this process the children themselves are continually inventing oral and written language, culture, and two separate collaborative voices, the authors carry readers through several critical events in the life of the classroom. Recommended Citation. Reutzel, D. R., & Hollingsworth, P. M. (). Looking in Whole Language Classrooms. Tennessee Reading Teacher, 14 (Summer ), Author: D. Ray Reutzel, P. M. Hollingsworth. Feb 7, - Explore Amy Hawkins's board "Whole language learning", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Teaching reading, School reading, Teaching literacy pins.

  Whole Language Approach stresses that language learning happens in interactional and functional ways. This means that students learn a language through engaging one another and through the actual use of the language in real-world experiences. This means that authentic assessment is a core component of the learning. With the emphasis on. Assessment techniques used in whole language classrooms. Miscue analysis was a major procedure for assessing what strategies children are using in their reading. Goodman and Burke (, cited in Allington, ) were interested in a qualitative analysis of readers' errors, but they were concerned only with errors that caused a loss of meaning.   In a whole language classroom, the teacher sees the students as individuals and not a group. The class is focused on providing learning experiences that are rich in language, and where children will be taught how to read by being asked to read and to write by being asked to write. Writing has become the basic text in the movement that established writing as a central part of literacy education and gave impetus to the whole language approach in classrooms. From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review.

In a whole language classroom, the books provided to children are typically predictable and repetitive, which generally helps children better understand the text. In addition, whole language classrooms do not require students to be completely accurate when reading. Consequently, since children are not required to read the text word for word. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. In whole language classrooms a great deal of time during the school day is given over to reading and writing. In place of basal readers, "trade books" are used, authentic works of fiction and nonfiction that can be purchased at a bookstore. Answer: ‘Whole language’ is an educational philosophy of which the ‘whole-language’ approach stems from a school of thought that children, in the learning of a language, is able to assimilate and understand the dichotomy of the language make-up through meaning making. It is often contrasted to acquisition of language through phonics.