Sunday, June 16, 2013

Whole Language Approach

Whole language is a method of teaching reading and writing that emphasizes learning whole words and phrases by encountering them in meaningful contexts rather than by phonics exercises.
·      Focus on learning the complete meaning of a word
·      Focus on making meaning in reading and expressing meaning in writing
·      Emphasis on high-quality and culturally diverse literature

·      They have better understanding of what they are reading, and a more interesting and creative approach to reading
·      There are no lists of sounds or rules to be learnt

·      Students who are taught using a pure whole language without a phonics component have difficult time learning how to spell
·      Students misinterpreting words
·      children with limited ability to memorize a sequence of words

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