Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education,~ Nation at Risk (1983) focused the nation's attention on problems in our educational system. One of the reactions from the publication was a concern to improve literacy in the United States by improving current practices in reading instruction. Becoming~ Nation of Readers, a widely publicized report issued in 1985 by the Commission on Reading, was an outcome of this concern about current reading practices. An important finding of this two year study was that much is already known about how children learn to read, but this knowledge is not being put into practice (Commission on Reading, 1985). Like other educational movements, a reading revolution began to sweep America's elementary classrooms. This approach to literacy and reading instruction is labeled whole language.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1991 Frances J. Pleak
Pleak, Frances J., "The whole language approach to reading instruction: Strategies that enhance comprehension" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 3143.