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Re: whole language question



I have to dig it out... unless I am hallucinating (which I have been wont to
do and we DID have two days of parent conferences until 8:30 pm this week),
I could swear that the phrase whole language appeared on something they sent
home. Shoot. If only I knew where in this mess I *should* be cleaning that
paper is...

Regardless, we are having to undo SFA at home... my daughter is obsessed
with "meaningful sentences" and bubble sheets. UGH UGH UGH I say again UGH

Teresa
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Levine" <eddie185@YAHOO.COM>
To: <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: whole language question


> Teresa,
>
> Are you saying that SFA is marketing itself as a "whole language"
> program? Whole Language SFA? That's up there with "jumbo shrimp"
> and "government intelligence."
>
> Seriously, does your daughter's SFA literature really use the phrase
> "whole language?"
>
> Ed
>
>
> --- Teresa or J Glenn <jtglenn@CAROLINA.NET> wrote:
> > Well what is Success for All? They're marketing it to parents as
> > whole language, or at least that's what's coming home on their
> > school papers.
> >
> > Teresa G.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Gloria Pipkin
> > To: ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU
> > Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 10:33 AM
> > Subject: Re: whole language question
> >
> >
> > Teresa,
> >
> > A "rigid (ie-scripted) whole language program" is an oxymoron.
> > There's no such thing.
> >
> > Gloria
> > gpipkin@i-1.net
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Teresa or J Glenn
> > To: ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU
> > Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 9:18 AM
> > Subject: Re: whole language question
> >
> >
> > True whole language does teach phonics, as in letter sounds,
> > does it not? I need to be able to differentiate between poor
> > teachers and poor teaching strategy.
> >
> >
> > Juanita,
> >
> > I'll be honest with you: I'm trained as a high school English
> > teacher & have had very little in the way of whole language versus
> > phonics. It is, however, my understanding that a good teacher of
> > *either* form would include parts of BOTH the whole language AND
> > the phonics approach.
> >
> > The students that I am currently teaching had a very rigid
> > (ie-- scripted) whole language program and they (a) cannot read
> > anything very complex; (b) hate reading; and (c) cannot spell
> > anything, including extremely short & well-worn words like really
> > (relly, reilly, realy, reely, rally, etc.) and very (vary, viry,
> > virry, varry, veery, etc.). I have to wonder.
> >
> > My daughter is in first grade and is doing the Success For
> > All program. Her vocabulary from this week (she's in a 3.2 reading
> > group-- third grade, second semester) included bouquet, antagonized
> > and transparent.
> >
> > So yes, it sounds familiar.
> >
> > Teresa G.
> >
>
>
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