Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) membership is $25 a year for NCTE members and includes a subscription to Talking Points.

Talking Points (Green) is an online publication and a benefit of WLU membership.

Published in May and October.


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Talking Points is a publication of the Whole Language Umbrella, (WLU), and is a benefit of WLU membership. Talking Points helps promote literacy research and the use of whole language instruction in classrooms. It provides a forum for parents, classroom teachers, and researchers to reflect about literacy and learning.

Benefits of WLU Membership

  • A subscription to the WLU journal Talking Points as well as online access to all NCTE journals in the archives that are over two years old.
  • Discount registration fees to attend the WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute and the NCTE Annual Convention.
  • Voting rights in elections for the WLU Executive Board and NCTE offices.
  • Access to and discounts on WLU/NCTE books, journals, and meetings.
  • Eligibility to make nominations for the WLU Awards.
  • Access to online resources and communities maintained by WLU and NCTE.

Subscription fee iincludes membership in WLU*
*Membership in NCTE is a prerequisite for joining WLU. The "nonmember" subscription fee reflects the price for receiving the journal and does not include membership in WLU.