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Talking Points Submission Guidelines - Previous Revision

Talking Points is published in May and October 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. We invite submissions from professionals across the educational spectrum, including classroom teachers, teacher educators, researchers, and educational advocates/activists.

Manuscripts submitted should: (1) be on a topic or issue related to holistic teaching and learning; or (2) present theory and/or research that contributes to the knowledge base for holistic, democratic, and inclusive education. Manuscripts should be no more than 15 pages in length (standard margins, double spaced) and, to ensure a blind review, contain no information identifying the author except on an attached cover sheet.

Upcoming Themes:

May 2009: Reading Revisited: The Whole Language Approach to Literacy (submission deadline: Dec. 15, 2008)

October 2009: Arts in Practice (submission deadline: May 15, 2009)

May 2010: Emotional and Social Intelligence: The Whole Language Classroom (submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2009)

October 2010: Writing Revisited: The Whole Language Approach to Literacy (submission deadline: May 14, 2010)

To submit a manuscript, email it as a Word attachment to Manuscripts are accepted at any time. If you do not receive confirmation within a few days that your manuscript was received, please resend it.

Hard copy submissions can be sent to:

Edie Lanphar, Editor
San Roque School
3214 Calle Cedro
Santa Barbara, CA 93105


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