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The Whole Language Approach to Reading

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What is the Whole Language Approach to reading?

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1. What does the WLA call word lists children learn when developing reading skills?

2. Which educational theory is used in the WLA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two main techniques exist today for teaching children to read, and this quiz and worksheet test your knowledge of the whole language approach (WLA). Your ability to describe all that the WLA entails is important for scoring well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments quiz you on the following elements:

  • Educational theory used in WLA
  • Word lists recommended in the whole language approach
  • WLA's spelling theory
  • Most effective technique used in WLA

Skills Practiced

Students have the chance to use these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what WLA deems important
  • Making connections - understand the concepts of several educational theories and how they apply to children reading
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately explain whole language approach

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about reading methods, you can go over the related lesson called The Whole Language Approach to Reading. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Differences between phonics and whole language reading techniques
  • Roots of WLA
  • Jean Piaget's theory of adaptation and assimilation
  • How to implement WLA in the classroom
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