2019 October Talking Points, v31.1
From the Editors
Reinventing, Reapplying, and Remixing Whole Language
Chuck Jurich explores the evolving nature of whole language as a movement that continues to develop and advance with and for new generations of literacy learners.
Challenging Labels, Changing Practices: Sociocultural Influences Enable a “Below Level” Multilingual Writer
Jamie Marsh discusses the varied influences and the opportunities to access and build upon rich sociocultural resources that enable a multilingual sixth-grade writer to flourish in spite of the “below level” label affixed to him.
Kathryn Mitchell Pierce interviews several inspiring teachers about their holistic, meaning-centered, and constructivist pedagogy. As they talk about the amazing things their students are doing, these teachers remind us of the values and beliefs of whole language teaching.
LLA on the Move!: President’s Message and Board News
LLA President Roxanne Henkin discusses the organization’s change in name and the 2019 Literacies for All Conference in Columbia, South Carolina.