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Whole Language Umbrella

WLU is an NCTE Conference made up of whole language support groups and individual professionals interested in developing and implementing whole language in educational institutions. WLU is based on a view of whole language as a dynamic philosophy of education. Learn more by viewing the WLU Beliefs.

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2015 WLU Summer Institute

Sharing Our Stories: Re-visioning Our Worlds
Reading, Writing, and Taking Action

July 9-11, 2015 • Atlanta, Georgia

The 26th Literacies for All Summer Institute celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first WLU conference in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1990.  The conference theme, "Sharing Our Stories, Re-visioning Our Worlds," invites us to share stories of wonder and frustration as we explore language and literacy learning and teaching. We will reflect on whole language as a part of the historic tapestry of progressive education, democratic schools, and critical literacy.  Learn more.


Scholarship Fund

WLU Scholarship FundThe Whole Language Umbrella has scholarships available for teachers to attend the Literacies for All Summer Institute in Atlanta, Georgia (July 9-11, 2015). Teachers who embrace whole language practices in their elementary, middle, or high school classroom will be considered. Learn more.

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NCTE Annual Convention

NCTE Annual ConventionResponsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015

Join your colleagues and friends as we come together in Minneapolis, making the land of 10,000 lakes the land of ten times as many ideas!


Write for Talking Points

Talking PointsTalking Points provides a forum for parents, classroom teachers, and researchers to reflect about literacy and learning. Editors Sally Brown and Deborah MacPhee invite you and colleagues that you know to submit manuscripts for the next issue.

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Fact Sheets

What Whole Language Is Not: Common Myths and Misunderstandings

CELT12 common myths about whole language are dispelled in this Fact Sheet from the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT).




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