whole language


a method of teaching reading in which reading is combined with listening, speaking, and writing practice, and literature is used to decode words in context.Compare phonics(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. whole brother,
  2. whole cloth,
  3. whole gale,
  4. whole hog,
  5. whole kit and caboodle, the,
  6. whole megillah,
  7. whole milk,
  8. whole new ballgame, a,
  9. whole nine yards,
  10. whole nine yards, the

Related formswhole-lan·guage, adjective

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