whole language


whole language

noun

Definition of WHOLE LANGUAGE

:  a method of teaching reading and writing that emphasizes learning whole words and phrases by encountering them in meaningful contexts rather than by phonics exercises

First Known Use of WHOLE LANGUAGE

1984

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