Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this paper is to review recent literature in whole language, phonemic awareness, phoneme-grapheme correspondence, and alphabetic instruction. The reason for examining the literature is to discern the appropriateness of discrete skills instruction in a whole language classroom for first-grade students at the beginning of the year. This paper begins with an explanation of whole language and of a hierarchy of discrete skills. It concludes with a discussion of the implications for instruction of the research reviewed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1991 Lora Swanson
Swanson, Lora, "Beginning reading" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 3386.