Graduate Project Title
Incorporating Holistic Activities into a First Grade Phonics-Based Basal Reading Program
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Nancy E. Jurenka
Second Committee Member
Carol L. Butterfield
Third Committee Member
Virginia (Ginni) Erion
This project reviews the literature on basal reading programs, the whole language approach, and phonics instruction. The related research was used to identify the need for a more balanced approach to elementary reading instruction. Holistic strategies, based on the whole language philosophy, were explained. These strategies were applied to a first grade phonics-based basal reading program. Lessons and activities were developed to integrate holistic strategies with the phonics-based basal reading program. Implications for further research and teacher training were discussed.
Williams, Kristine Marie, "Incorporating Holistic Activities into a First Grade Phonics-Based Basal Reading Program" (2000). All Graduate Projects. 694.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons