Talking Points is published by WLU, the Whole Language Umbrella, a conference of NCTE. 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. (Published semiannually, October and May.)
Sally Brown, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
Deborah MacPhee, Illinois State University
"True whole language teachers understand that whole language is a philosophy, which means that it is a way of thinking that manifests itself in decisions that a teacher makes, strategies that a teacher uses, and the nature of learning that unfolds in our classrooms.
—Richard J. Meyer [page 29]