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Whole Language or Phonics: Improving Language Instruction through General Semantics

  title={Whole Language or Phonics: Improving Language Instruction through General Semantics},
  author={M. Brooks and J. Brooks},
  • M. Brooks, J. Brooks
  • Published 2005
  • Computer Science
  • TWO STRATEGIES have dominated reading instruction in the United States: whole language and phonics. Whole Language Instruction Whole language instruction operates from the premise "that youngsters acquire language rather than learn it through direct teaching; that language learning is child-centered, not teacher-dominated; that language is integrated rather than fragmented; that children learn by talking and doing rather than through passive listening." (Heald-Taylor, 1989, p. 16) In the whole… CONTINUE READING
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