Using the Top-Down or Whole Language Approach to Reading Instruction


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What is the whole language approach to reading instruction?

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1. Which of the following might be a component of a whole language lesson?

2. What is guided reading?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The whole language approach is a special technique for teaching students how to read. In this quiz and worksheet combination, you will be asked about different aspects of this type of instruction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • What reading materials students use in this approach
  • The definition of guided reading
  • An explanation of the whole language approach
  • A component of a whole language lesson

Skills Practiced

This quiz will give you an opportunity to utilize these study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the whole language approach in reading instruction
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the whole language approach and guided reading
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what students read when using this method

Additional Learning

Learn more about this teaching method by studying the accompanying lesson, Using the Top-Down or Whole Language Approach to Reading Instruction. This lesson will address the following objectives:

  • Define whole language and comprehension
  • Review how a lesson using this approach may look
  • Understand the advantages of whole language
  • Discern the disadvantages of this instruction approach