Recently I set myself the task of learning the French language. I knew the undertaking would be fraught with frustration. I did not know it would provide me with insights into the demands made upon the child who is learning to read and write. Neither did I know it would so soundly reaffirm my belief in the whole language approach to literacy instruction.
Weir, B. (1990). Lessons from a French Class on Becoming Literate: A Personal Reflection. Reading Horizons, 31 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol31/iss1/6