Language: Whol Whole Language Approach

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3 (a) Whole language simply means language should be view as a whole word and should be taught as it is. The whole language focuses on the meaning of the word but not phonics-based methods. Reading is by sight of the whole word rather than sounding out of individual letters in the word. The whole language approach believes that it is an innate ability for children to read and through equipping children with good books, it would be more than enough to create fluent and skilled readers (Watson, 1989). Learning of the reading and writing the whole word and phrase should be done in a meaningful context, as children learn by memorizing the words. They would be able to read better when they could relate it to their experiences (Brockman, 1994).…show more content…
For example, when a child connects his personal experience to a story that he could relate to and reading would then be meaningful to him. Writing would also be meaningful when it can be linked to personal experiences. It would be a motivation when children are able to see their purpose in reading or writing.
Whole language approach is based on constructivist theory as their concept of learning is similar. Children are able to naturally express and construct their own meaning of reading and writing through experiences. They also use invented spelling to write their own
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