• 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