When I went through my teacher education program, whole language was all the rage. If you aren't familiar with the term, whole language basically means that children learn words as whole pieces of language. This is in contrast to phonics in which children are taught to decode words with the rules they learn about letters, sounds, and how they go together.I was exposed to both teaching phonics and using whole language in college, but whole language was definitely the thing. When I started my Masters program a few years later, I took a … [Read more...] about How Visual-Spatial Children Learn to Read (Hint: They hate phonics!)
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