ERIC Number: ED320105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Becoming Literate in Grade One.
Freeman, Ruth H.
One of the greatest advantages of teaching first graders to read and write using a whole literacy approach is the flexibility the method provides for meeting the needs of each individual learner. Children use their dictated language as the text and work within small groups. Children can join any group working at an appropriate level or work individually. Several aspects of this flexible, open-ended program contribute to meeting individual needs for progress: (1) children learn to become readers and writers at the same time; (2) children enjoy the mutual support of the peer group; (3) progress is commensurate with development and motivation because of the opportunities for repetition, time on task, and direct instruction; and (4) the management aspect of the program is composed of meaningful reading and writing activities. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A