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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

October 2012:  Re-seeing Response, Refining New Literacies
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

Often we consider reader response in an historical sense. We remember Louise Rosenblatt and her contribution of the reading transaction. How do new literacies build on reader response and expand it? How does reader response push new literacies? In this issue we explore the symbiotic relationship of new literacies and reader response. What have your students taught you about reader response as they engage in new literacies?  How has their engagement in new literacies expanded what literacy means to them and to you?  How does this new definition explode curriculum? We encourage lots of classroom practices in this issue that are firmly tied to both reader response and new literacies.


May 2013: Talking, Learning and Critiquing (submit by October 1, 2012)


October 2013: Teacher Research in Collaborative Contexts (submit by March 1, 2013)


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


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