ERIC Number: ED341955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Looking Closely: Exploring the Role of Phonics in One Whole Language Classroom.
Mills, Heidi; And Others
Addressing the issues of how phonics is handled in whole language classrooms and the role that phonics plays in reading and learning to read, the content of this book is rooted in the language stories and literacy lessons of teachers' observations of at-risk children learning to read. The book begins with an introduction to one whole language teacher's classroom and to his philosophy. The second chapter describes a typical classroom day so that readers can have a sense of how children learn about letter-sound relationships across the day. The third chapter looks at the growth of three children over the course of a year. The fourth chapter makes explicit the role of the teacher, so that teaching and learning about grapheme-phoneme relationships from a whole language perspective might be more easily understood. One table and 36 figures consisting of students' drawing and writing are included. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Emergent Literacy, High Risk Students, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonics, Primary Education, Teacher Role, Whole Language Approach
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 30313-0015: $8.95 members, $11.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.