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Balanced Literacy Program

 
The Balanced Literacy Program is a comprehensive, differentiated approach to reading and writing instruction. It is based on a framework that is designed to help all students learn to read and write effectively. For more details, please see the PowerPoint presentation that we have put together to outline this innovative approach to improving literacy.
 
 
The Balanced Literacy Program is based on three components; Reading, Writing, and Language/Word Study.
 
Primary Instruction
 
 
 
 
 
In the Primary Classrooms, the Balanced Literacy Program is implemented through various activities within Reading, Writing, and Language/Word Study.
 
Reading:
 
Read Aloud
Shared Reading
Guided Reading
Literacy Center
Writing:
 
Shared Writing
Interactive Writing
Guided Writing
Independent Writing
Language/Word Study:
 
Handwriting
Phonemic Awareness
Spelling Instruction
Phonics Instruction
Vocabulary Instruction
 
 
Intermediate Instruction




 

Reading:

Independent Reading
Guided Reading
Reading Circles

Writing:

Independent Writing
Guided Writing
Investigations

Language/Word Study:

Spelling Instruction
Current Events
Vocabulary
Instruction Handwriting
Read Aloud
Shared Reading & Writing