Definition of whole language in English:

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whole language


A method of teaching children to read at an early age that allows students to select their own reading matter and that emphasizes the use and recognition of words in everyday contexts.
Example sentences
  • A common sense combination of phonics and whole language is the best way to teach kids to read.
  • He may be right about phonics and whole language - I'm not an education expert and I don't know the research.
  • I have a strictly early childhood education background, grounded in student-centered learning, whole language, and allowing students to make their own choices.

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Syllabification: whole lan·guage

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