Implementation of a whole language program is many times a solo flight for a teacher. In preparation for a flight the pilot (teacher) must be aware of obstacles that may be encountered and must have a vision of the intended destination. This knowledge will enable the pilot to chart a safer course and prepare for any turbulence en route, thus increasing the chances for a successful journey.
Griffith, P. L., & Klesius, J. (1990). A Whole Language Flight Plan: An Interview with Three Teachers. Reading Horizons, 30 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol30/iss2/1