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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.)

Editors: Edie Lanphar and Phil Fitzsimmons

San Roque School                                 University of Wollongong
Santa Barbara, CA                                 Wollongong, Australia


 October 2009 Talking Points


New Editors Announced

Note that Edie Lanphar and Phil Fitzsimmons will complete their term as editors with the May 2010 issue. The new editors, Carol Gilles and Jennifer Wilson, will begin their term with the October 2010 issue. They can be reached at

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The whole language
philosophy’s emphasis on
meaning and motivation
profoundly resonated
with me. My personal
experience as a reader
taught me that the best
comprehension occurs
when the material has
meaning and when the
reader is motivated to
read it.
—Mary Amato
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