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ERIC Number: ED378561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 81
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The Use of Whole Language with Children in Kindergarten and First Grade.
Lurin, Brenda
This paper presents a historical overview of research supporting whole language, discusses how the research is applied in kindergarten and first grade, and suggests new directions for whole language. The first part of the paper situates the whole language movement historically and offers a perspective of past research that supports the whole language movement. It also discusses educational movements of the recent past, major theorists, and the reading/writing connection. The second part of the paper discusses current application of whole language theory and research in kindergarten and first grade classrooms, and considers research into practice, whole language teaching strategies, the reading/writing connection, and assessment issues. The third part assesses the needs in the field and suggests new directions for whole language in the future. In addition, viewpoints regarding whole language versus traditional reading and writing instruction, assessment, and the use of computers are summarized in the third part of the paper. Contains 3 annotations and 34 references after the first part, 3 annotations and 32 references after the second part, and 4 annotations and 24 references after the third part of the paper. (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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