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
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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]"