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.)
Carol Gilles, University of Missouri, Columbia
Katie Van Sluys, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
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"It is important that we do not discard histori-cally valued practices and actions but draw from a rich history of literacy thinking to help us best understand current and future practices—in this case, how Rosenblatt’s work can be used to understand new literacy practices.—April Sanders [page 4]"